Is this a valid reason to fire/give an employee a warning?

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Jeez, maybe HR was in the middle of dropping a deuce when the two overpaid resident numbskulls start pounding on the door. Distance yourself from your overcompensated buddy and brush up on the rules of your workplace.
 
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This is a tough one, but most everyone here is right....

I think much of depends on the company they work for, and what they do. At the current job, I can let folks in as I am high up the ranks, and can make those judgement calls. But I have also worked for a few companies were that was an instant firing if you did so. Also heavily depends on what the rules of security are there as well. They do have rules for a reason.....

If the policy is not and instant firing, I’m not quite sure what a “written warning” is going to do. I’d like to hope that they would at least get to ask about it......
 

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It most certainly is a security thing.

Where I work, if you use your badge to allow someone else in to the building, you are subject to immediate firing.

It's a security thing. They are serious. They have cameras. They watch. The Federal Government looks over their shoulder.
Yep … no tailgating allowed …
I watched a guy jump in a turnstile after another swiped in … it spit him out like a grape seed and 🥷🏾 security shows up in seconds
 
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This situation is between your friend and his company's HR department. It is his job. It is not my business, yours or anyone else's business to speculate on this situation and really shouldn't be on the forum.
 
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Yep … no tailgating allowed …
I watched a guy jump in a turnstile after another swiped in … it spit him out like a grape seed and 🥷🏾 security shows up in seconds

Yup...

Some folks might have escort privileges, but badging someone else in would certainly get you a talking to. I doubt it would get you fired, if it was a co worker you certainly knew. What area would likely come into play.

But frankly the OP doesn't even really make sense...
 
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A) I CANNOT BELIEVE that nobody here has yet asked, "What, don't they have a phone?"

B) The laying out of the instance, while OK, just has too many holes in it. The "personality / history part" is glaringly absent.

C) As mentioned: Third man in a fight......LOSER! That's a time honored rule too.
 
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Yep … no tailgating allowed …
I watched a guy jump in a turnstile after another swiped in … it spit him out like a grape seed and 🥷🏾 security shows up in seconds
When I worked at Merck, person A and B went to lunch and person B forgot their badge and they tailgated out of the secure area together. Upon returning from lunch, person A's badge was deactivated. If your badge doesn't work, you have to go through security to access the facility. Security had a chat with persons A and B about tailgating. We thought it was a bit overly strict since they were leaving the secure area but Merck hired contract security and they took their job very seriously.
 
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Yeah, I've never worked at a secured space. So, I've got 0 clue on how that works

We don't have enough information to make a call but if this is a "secure" space issue your buddy should be checking to see what he signed concerning this policy. Usually, even the weakest security with a badged entry will require a signature often on the written policy covering the use of the badge. I'm not saying he did, I have no way to know. He should check this before raising ire.

Contrary, if this is an issue of security and there was no signature acknowledging the responsibility of the badge at the time it was provided, HR has some issues. If a steward is available, it would be a good time for him/her to step in and work something out to save thig guy and work on a training or improved policy for future workers. The goal isn't protection as much as clarity for all on the policy.
 

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Management's position is "Badges work, or don't work for a reason. Person A who allowed person B access with their badge is not Person B's boss, nor privy to sensitive information."

-Person B could have just been terminated and returned to cause damage to person or property.
-Person B could be an imposter (obviously if not known to Person A, but "looked like they belonged".
-Person B could be recently restricted in access.

So many more reasons. Don't open locked doors for people if your company has a policy about that. Also, don't go to HR on behalf of anyone but YOURSELF. Please. HR is there to protect the COMPANY. NOT the Employee. They are not your friends. They should be viewed in a similar light as a police officer.
 
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