Zurich police right to sack officer

The Zurich cantonal police were right to sack a colleague who called in sick - and then decided to go skiing.

The man was caught in the lie as he argued with staff at the Lenk resort in canton Bern. At the time there was a mask wearing rule in place, but the man was refusing – arguing he was a police officer. 

He was then detained by Bern police for causing a disturbance. 

Judges ruled the Zurich force were right to dismiss the officer and refused his demand of back pay and a redundancy payment of CHF 45,000.

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