Workplace investigations have become substantially more common in recent years. In large part, this has been driven by statutory changes which mandate that employers must conduct investigations in certain circumstances (such as where allegations of harassment or violence are raised).
dismissal for cause
In this article, we consider some of the circumstances that can result in a termination clause being found unenforceable.
The case detailed here does not mean that employers can sue employees for any losses that arise out of their employment. It will be difficult, if not impossible, to obtain compensation for negligent work, or mistakes. However, where there is deliberate misconduct like in this case, remedies are available to the employer beyond dismissal for cause.