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Workplace gossip: Untrue allegations can justify dismissal

Untrue defamatory allegations about superiors and colleagues may justify a dismissal, according to the Higher Labour Court of Berlin-Brandenburg (LAG – docket number: 19 Sa 322/ 13). During her employment as an assistant in the finance department of a commune, the plaintiff accused colleagues of heavy drinking and engaging in sexual activities during working hours. …

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