moral codes

Before you start this discussion, watch the video on moral codes.

As the manager in a given business, HR notifies you that on occasion an employee has taken home pens, a notebook, and maybe some post it pads.

These items are nothing that you haven’t brought home yourself previously.

Maybe it was an unconscious decision, but HR regardless wants you to make an example of the employee.
How do you do this Is there a punitive side? A simple discussion?
Theft is theft; isn’t it?
Was it okay to bring the items home?
Is there any difference if the employee had taken cash?
And how do you reconcile your decision knowing you too have brought items home?

Draw from and cite this week’s materials to support your thoughts.