How can I control selling Avon or other products at work?

The most effective way to stop this activity is to ban it entirely with a specified progressive disciplinary process that includes termination. The only problem with this approach is that this will also prohibit the school-based fundraisers that every parent is familiar with. If you don’t mind being considered a hard-nosed Grinch, this will work.

Another approach is to address this as a performance issue. Ignore the selling altogether and focus on the reduced performance caused by the selling activities. This will require a constant vigilance and documentation but writing up a couple of workers will be effective.

Hope that helps you out. =)

A note about HR laws:
Laws concerning employee treatment, benefits, hiring and firing…etc are multi-level. What this means is that there are Federal laws, state laws and sometimes local regulations that have jurisdiction over an employee. The information presented here should not be considered legal advice. Ultimately, employers with serious legal questions should consult local attorneys with expertise in worker relations.
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