Legislation will be introduced to hold firms criminally liable if they fail to stop employees who facilitate tax cheating, the Government has announced.
The dismissal of an immigration officer for taking a bribe was held to be fair by the employment tribunal. The employer was entitled to conclude that the honesty and integrity of the employee, who performed an important public function, was in doubt because she did not immediately report the bribe.
Good practice guidance discussing the issues relating to bribery that have an impact on HR and giving guidance on putting in place anti-corruption procedures relevant to the activities of the HR function.
In this case, the employment tribunal found that an employee who breached her employer's inducements, gifts and favours policy was fairly dismissed. The case is a good example of circumstances that might be covered by the Bribery Act 2010 when it comes into force in April 2011.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to bribery.