Cases: Fraud

Cases: Fraud

1. Conviction of a crime The employer may validly dismiss for loss of trust and confidence an employee who commits an act of fraud prejudicial to the interest of the employer. Neither a criminal prosecution nor a conviction beyond reasonable doubt for the crime is a requisite for the validity of the dismissal. Nonetheless, the…

Fraud

Fraud

1. Concept Fraud is deceit. The commission of fraudrefers to “any act, omission, or concealment which involves a breach of a legal duty, trust or confidence just reposed, and is injurious to another.” (Section 4 (i), Rule I-A, DOLE D.O. No. 2015-147) The commission of fraud implies “bad faith of the employee in failing to…