We have an employee who doesn't wash his hands and now has been found to have left #2 on the bathroom toilet rim. How do we address?
If you have some kind of public line of communication for your department or office (Slack, Gmail, Skype, etc.), I would send a gentle reminder to clean up after yourself in the bathroom. No names or specifics, just a blast message that could be about anyone. There's a good chance he might not even be aware that people are noticing and the fear that you may come for him directly may be enough for him to stop.
This might warrant a write-up in the employee's HR file for creating or contributing to unhealthy or unsanitary conditions within the workplace. It's no different than bringing one's personal issues to work, or committing a crime there because it affects the morale of everyone around.
So, get a paper trail started.
The most important question is: are you in a business (e.g. food industry) where an employee not washing his hands/keeping the hygiene actually is a big problem for the certification of you plant (although i am not sure bathrooms are inspected) or the safety of the customers/consumers?
- If yes -> answer from Xavier J
- if no -> answer from Brandon Wilcox