In a recent case decided by the Beijing First Intermediary Court, Company A terminated an employee’s employment contract on the grounds that the employee seriously violated the company’s internal policy by lying to the company about his sickness, as the employee traveled abroad during his sick leave. However, the court investigation revealed that the medical diagnosis and other documents submitted by the employee for the sick leave application were real and authentic, according to which the employee was entitled to two weeks of sick leave. Based on the legal practice in similar cases in China, employees would be deemed as cheating the company for sick leave if they conduct a second job during their sick leave period. Since the employee did produce fake sick leave information nor take a second job during the sick leave period, the employee did not violate the Company’s internal policy. As a result, the court ruled that the termination was wrongful.