History is littered with stories about people who falsified resumes and background information. Upon learning about the falsified credentials, many employers chose to terminate these employees. Ethics (if not the law itself) would certainly justify the termination. Most people would agree that the breech of trust would be unforgiveable.
But what about family information? An employee is never under any obligation to provide family information to an employer or coworkers. Yet most would agree that if a coworker fabricated stories about his/her family life or presented pictures of a fake family, that would be very creepy.
So in light of the Manti T'eo story, I'm asking a very objective question:
- If an employer discovered that an employee fabricated stories about his/her family, would that be grounds for termination?