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Commission of a crime

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Summary

  • To be valid, the just cause of commission of a crime against the person of his employer, any immediate member of his/her family, or his/her duly authorized representative, should comply with prescribed standards.

Legal basis

The legal basis is the P.D. 442, otherwise known as the Labor Code, Supreme Court Decisions, and DOLE Regulations.

Standards have been set or prescribed for each authorized cause through Supreme Court Decisions and DOLE regulations, such as Department Order No. 147, series of 2015 (DOLE D.O. 147-15).

Standards for commission of a crime

The standards are:

1) There must be an act or omission punishable/prohibited by law; and,

2) The act or omission was committed by the employee against the person of his employer, any immediate member of his/her family, or his/her duly authorized representative. (Section 5.2[f], Rule I-A, DOLE D.O. 147-15)

References

  • 1987 Constitution
  • Presidential Decree No. 442, a.k.a. Labor Code
  • DOLE Department Order No. 147, Series of 2015
  • Jurisprudence or Supreme Court Decisions
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