Whistleblowing Dismissal or Breach of Contract?Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 4 October 2019
We found out that an employee was trying to build a case against us alleging financial wrongdoing in our business. It was complete breach of trust, so we dismissed her. She's now alleging she was dismissed for whistleblowing. How can this be correct?
Firstly, she hadn't lodged a complaint or informed us of the allegations before we took action. And secondly, we sacked her because she was sneaking behind our backs and accessing confidential information. We simply don't trust her. It has nothing to do with whether her allegations are true or not. She's a spy, and this gets very bad here, she's a spy and Lord knows what she'd be looking at next if we kept her on.
So this is an employee. I'm
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