Singapore Court of Appeal rules on controversial summary dismissal case

In the 2015 case of Iouri Piattchanine v Phosagro Asia Pte Ltd [2015] 5 SLR 1257, the High Court found that the breaches by an employee of his fiduciary duties, as well as his express and implied contractual duties were nonetheless insufficient to justify his summary dismissal by his employer for serious misconduct or wilful breach on the facts.

The long awaited Court of Appeal’s decision came out on 28 October 2016, overturning the High Court’s finding that the employee was not guilty of serious misconduct. This update takes a look at the Court of Appeal’s decision.

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