Worker Who Used Employer's Software to Get Only 20% Compensation

McDonald's fired Alexander Cherniakov but he had violated his duty, judges said

Alexander Cherniakov, who violated McDonald's trust in him as an employee by using its software for private purposes, will only get 20% of his severance compensation, a Labor Tribunal ruled on Sunday.

The burger-maker had fired Cherniakov, a move that would under normal circumstances win the worker the full severance mandated by law.

The ruling was handed down by the a panel of three judges at the National Labor court, who sought to send a Strauss Group to workers in general: duty is a two-way street. A worker who abuses an employer's property can expect sanctions, the judges explained.