National Australia Bank (NAB) has reportedly sacked one of its staff members in Melbourne after they “falsified” a positive coronavirus diagnosis.
Local reports said the diagnosis of an unnamed employee sparked an evacuation of its offices.
In an email to staff seen The Sydney Morning Herald, chief people officer Susan Ferrier said: “Last Tuesday [17 March] we advised that a colleague who worked on the ground floor at 700 Bourke Street had tested positive to covid-19.
“We vacated the building for a pandemic clean and our colleagues from 700 Bourke have since been working remotely.
“We have since determined the testing information provided by the colleague appears to have been falsified. The colleague subsequently undertook a test which was negative. Reflecting the severity of this matter, the colleague will not be returning to NAB.
“We certainly regret the uncertainty this has caused for our colleagues in 700 Bourke Street, particularly those working closely with the colleague in question. We have spoken to them and offered assistance, given the stress this situation would have caused.”