• Drug use in employer’s premises constitutes serious misconduct
  • Lack of written notices entitles employee to award of nominal damages
  • Simple misconduct does not merit employee’s dismissal from service
  • Proof that employer acted maliciously or in bad faith not necessary for award of attorney’s fees
  • When transfer of employee is tantamount to constructive dismissal
  • Loss of confidence must be based on a willful breach of trust to justify dismissal
  • Willful breach of trust; Definition
  • “Doctrine of strained relations”; Requirements for application of the doctrine
  • When corporate officer may be deemed employee of the company
  • Ibid.; Jurisdiction over money claims
  • Labor claims cannot proceed pending rehabilitation of employer-corporation
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Appeal from NLRC to Court of Appeals; Who may sign pleading. The rule (Section 3, Rule 7 of the Rules of Civil Procedure) allows the pleading to be signed by either the party to the case or the counsel representing that party. A petition and motion for reconsideration (filed before the Court of Appeals) signed […]

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