Just open a newspaper and you will find an article about fraud in the workplace. It is highly relevant topic. Following a recent EY survey on integrity management in the Netherlands, Dutch newspaper “Het Financiële Dagblad” used the headline: "Half of Dutch companies struggle with fraud and corruption”.
Although the outcome of the survey is more nuanced than the newspaper headline suggests, the survey shows clearly that many employers in the Netherlands are facing fraud in the workplace. This raises the question of how courts consider this issue at a time when violation of integrity standards causes a public outcry.
Pieter Huys, employment partner at AKD, has written an article in which he analyses published case law concerning fraud in the workplace (Dutch only).
Click here to read the article.