It often happens that prospective employees are dishonest about their qualifications or experience and in certain instances, their criminal records. Sometimes employers only realise this after appointing the employee. Dishonesty is a serious offence and although the employee was not in your service when he/she lied to you, there was intent to mislead in order to gain employment. The employer may proceed with a disciplinary hearing to prove that the person lied and would not have been appointed had the employer known the truth
Forms of dishonesty on a CV and during an interview can include the following:
- The necessary qualification
- Previous work experience
- Falsification of references
- Not disclosing previous misconduct committed which may be relevant to the specific position
- Failing to provide important information relevant to the employer
Once the employee has accepted the offer of employment, the employee has to provide a specific service to the employer in return for remuneration. If the employee is unable to provide such a service, it becomes difficult for the employment relationship to continue.