after–acquired evidence

noun af·ter–ac·quired evidence

Definition of after–acquired evidence

employment law

  1. :  evidence of an employee's wrongdoing that is discovered by an employer after the employee's termination but that could have been the basis for termination An employer can rely on after-acquired evidence of resume fraud as a complete defense only if it can prove that the employee's concealment undermined the very basis on which he or she was hired. — National Law Journal, 30 June 1997

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1994

First Known Use of after–acquired evidence

1994


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