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NAB sacks staff member who “falsified” positive COVID-19 diagnosis

NAB sacks staff member who “falsified” positive COVID-19 diagnosis

A National Australia Bank employee whose allegedly fake coronavirus test result led to an evacuation at the bank’s Melbourne head office has been sacked.

Staff received an email from NAB’s chief people officer Susan Ferrier on Monday, letting them know the worker at the Bourke St building had falsified the positive result for a COVID-19 test on March 17.

"We have since determined the testing information provided by the colleague appears to have been falsified,” she wrote.

“The colleague subsequently undertook a test which was negative. Reflecting the severity of this matter, the colleague will not be returning to NAB.”

Ferrier issued an apology for the uncertainty and stress caused by the situation.