Learn why the Supreme Court rejected the employer’s contention that supervening events prevented it from reinstating its employee.
Although employers have the inherent right to discipline their employees, the penalties imposed must be commensurate to the infractions committed. Dismissal of employees for minor and negligible offenses may be considered as illegal dismissal.
In appeals of illegal dismissal cases, employers are strictly mandated to file an appeal bond to perfect their appeals. Substantial compliance, however, may merit liberality in its application.