Celis v. Bank of Makati (A Savings Bank), Inc. (2022)

Celis v. Bank of Makati (A Savings Bank), Inc. (2022), G.R. No. 250776. June 15, 2022, Per Inting, J.:

[This is the case of a bank personnel who was dismissed for her failure to disclose her previous employment.]

1. Background

⦁ The Complainant was an Administrative Officer.

⦁ The Respondent-Company was a bank.

⦁ “Towards the end of 2017, [the Company’s] Human Resource Department received a report that [the Complainant] was previously employed in the Rural Bank of Placer (Bank of Placer), Surigao del Norte, and was involved in a case concerning embezzlement of funds. However, [Complainant] did not disclose her past employment with the Bank of Placer in her job application with [the Company].”

⦁ “Acting on the information, [the Company] issued a Notice of Explanation dated December 13, 2017 to [Complainant] and thereafter, placed her under preventive suspension for 30 days beginning December 18, 2017. On December 21, 2017, [Complainant] submitted a Written Explanation wherein she admitted that she indeed failed to disclose her past employment with the Bank of Placer but attributed such omission to her excitement in filling up her job application with [the Company]. She denied being involved in an embezzlement case and explained that the matter was mere hearsay and gossip.

⦁ “On January 8, 2018,15 [the Company] conducted a conference/hearing where [the Complainant] personally explained her side. In the Notice of Decision17 dated January 10, 2018, [the Comp...

 



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