4horses, we DID NOT fire K! He was here for a short fixed term and then he left to go on holiday with the money he earned.
Technically, K SHOULD have been fired. He DID "cut corners" by not changing his clothes as directed. Bear in mind we gave him the "whys and wherefores" lecture before he started here, plus he grew up on a cattle farm and had just completed his first year at agricultural college. He was aware of potential risks and knew that his home stock were in the grip of a highly infectious condition but did nothing to protect OUR stock against it.
If you are working on a breeding farm and the boss expects you to change clothes before you handle the stock, you do it, simple as. Otherwise you deserve to get fired.
K has cost us money and caused the animals considerable discomfort for not following orders - not such a good employee after all.