Dismissing an Employee Convicted of an Offence

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 17 June 2014
Jennifer Cashman
Issues covered:

Can I dismiss an employee who has been convicted of an offence or accused of a crime? A conviction/accusation has been published in the paper and the Company does not wish to retain this person in employment in circumstances where the conviction/accusation is a poor reflection on the organisation as a whole. How do I handle it?

Jennifer Cashman writes:

The whole area of terminating contracts of employment arising out of convictions or criminal offences is a difficult area. If what could be described as criminal offences committed by an employee during the course of employment it may be dealt with as an alleged wrong in the context of the employment relationship. However, criminal

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