In Thompson v Informatica Software Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the employee's dismissal for authorising the cost of a golf trip for a customer, in breach of the employer's anti-corruption policy, was fair.
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.
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.
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