- Actively dishonest behaviour is distinct from not disclosing wrongdoing (Human Kind Charity v Gittens)
- What are the practical implications of this judgment?
- What is the relevant background?
- Background law
- Background facts
- The decision of the employment tribunal
- What did the EAT decide?
- Case details
Employment analysis: By making untruthful statements to their employer designed to cover up their own wrongdoing, an employee may fundamentally breach their employment contract, justifying their summary dismissal, even though that employee may have no proactive, positive duty to self-report in relation to their own misconduct, according to the EAT.
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