What happens if a driver’s speedometer is broken in the car, they don’t get it fixed and then they get pulled over a couple of weeks later for speeding? Who is at fault?
Honestly, they are. They should have had the speedometer looked at or not driven with it broken. But, you can bet that the driver will try to say that they simply didn’t know. Pleading ignorance is, for many people, a get-out clause these days.
When it comes to compliance in the workplace, companies need to use a system where they are absolutely sure that all employees have read and understood the policies in question — and their acknowledgements are saved so they can’t say they didn’t know about policies later.
There is an increasing demand for companies to comply to laws and regulations set by various agencies these days. As a direct result, policies and procedures within the workplace have increased in both number and importance. All companies therefore know it’s vital to look at how to write and distribute their policies effectively.