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EVERYONE LIES IN THEIR JOB APPLICATIONSO CAN I FIRE THEM?

What rights does an employer have when it discovers that an employee never completed his degree or has lied on his job application? A recent decision in the Fair Work Commission, Charles Tham v Hertz Australia Pty Limited T/A Hertz is useful guidance for employers who detect even after some period of time, that an employee has been deliberately dishonest in their job application. Given that the performance of most (if not all) positions requires the relevant employee to act honestly, the case supports the view that an employer will be justified in taking firm action where dishonesty in a job application is subsequently discovered, even if the misrepresentation does not relate to the qualifications or skills required to perform the role.

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