A STEVENSTON care worker was given a reprimand for lying to her boss and saying she would spit in another staff member’s drink.

Gail Annall, who worked as a service manager at Hansel Alliance, was given a warning to stay on her registration for 18 months over unacceptable conduct and dishonesty.

After denying the allegations Annall admitted that her fitness to practise was impaired and accepted the warning.

The Scottish Social Services Council [SSSC] found that while employed at the North Ayrshire Supported Living Service she falsified a workbook for a colleague by completing it for them, then asking them to sign it as being their own work.

She then wrote a note telling them “Don’t f*** it up” or words to that effect.

Back in April 2016, she asked another colleague, in reference to a cup of tea that was being made for them “which one’s [colleagues name], I’m going to spit in it” or words to that effect.

She also provided three colleagues with a copy of a confidential email addressed to her manager she was sent in error.

She told her manager “no I’ve not read it. I wouldn’t lie to you” or words to that effect, before telling her three colleagues to “keep your mouths shut and act surprised”.

The SSSC found that she then texted a colleague “that doesn’t f***ing surprise me, she’s a f***ing eejit lol”.

The SSSC said: “You displayed dishonest behaviour in that you falsified a workbook on behalf of your colleague and lied to your manager regarding sharing confidential information. Social service workers are expected to be honest and trustworthy.

“The behaviour you displayed was also verbally abusive towards your colleague. Social service workers are expected to create and maintain the trust and confidence of people who use services.

“By displaying verbally abusive language and behaviour towards your colleague, this fell below the standards expected of social service workers.

“You breached confidentiality by showing your colleagues an email sent in error from your manager despite you being aware of its sensitive content and being advised by your manager not to read it. You asked your colleagues to lie regarding this.

“This behaviour was dishonest and a breach of one of the SSSC’s fundamental tenets.”