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Theft and immediate dismissal

1 Mar, 2016 by Marianne Favre Moreillon
Stealing at the workplace to the detriment of the employer means exposing oneself to immediate dismissal, even if the theft is of little value...

The employer may terminate the contract with immediate effect for just cause if the circumstances make the continuation of the employment relationship impossible. Is theft from the employer a just cause for immediate termination?

 This article develops the following topics:

  • duty of care and loyalty
  • theft against the employer
  • immediate dismissal
  • consequences of an unjustified immediate dismissal
  • theft of property of little value
  • practical case

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