Manage an Employee With a Gambling Problem

Key Points

  • If an employer believes an employee has a gambling problem, the employee's supervisor should express concerns in a supportive manner. The employer may want to consider providing the employee with problem gambling resources.
  • The supervisor should attempt to appear non-judgmental and share work-related observations about how the gambling problem is negatively impacting the employee's work performance.
  • The supervisor should be clear with the employee that the employee is expected to perform his or her job duties to the best of the employee's ability and the employee has not been satisfying this standard. The supervisor should make the employee aware that if this does not change, disciplinary action may follow.

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