We recently recruited a senior manager who, we have since discovered, exaggerated and even lied outright on his CV. Can we take any action against him?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 5 October 2010
Arthur Cox
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Perhaps the first consideration should be whether you still want the employee to work for you. If not, you will almost certainly have grounds to terminate his employment – but remember to follow an appropriate procedure to minimise his chances of successfully claiming unfair dismissal (depending on how “recently” you recruited him).

Dismissal aside, legal proceedings against an employee in these circumstances are extremely rare but, in theory at least, you would be able to bring a claim for misrepresentation. However, we would advise against suing an individual – if you win, they may not have the money to pay your damages and costs at the end of the process.

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