Sidlo dismissed in Supreme Court

Sidlo dismissed in Supreme Court
Peter Sidlo, former CFO of Casinos Austria
Image: Casinos Austria/Wagner

He wanted more than two million euros in salary from his former employer for the entire term of his board contract, even though he was only on the board for a few months. The Supreme Court confirmed the rulings of the lower courts that Sidlo had concealed important information about his political support, the “Standard” reported.

Sidlo particularly lobbied the then FPÖ boss Heinz-Christian Strache to become a casino board member. This became known during the investigation into the Ibiza video. Criminal investigations continue to be carried out against numerous ex-politicians from the FPÖ and ÖVP surrounding the casino case and the role of Novomatic.

Under civil law, the matter has been finally resolved with the OGH ruling. Withholding important information about his political support justifies both the dismissal as CFO and the termination of the employment contract, the newspaper quoted from the highest judgment in its Wednesday edition.

The casino supervisory board dismissed Sidlo prematurely in December 2019 due to “gross breach of duty, serious damage to his image and loss of reputation”.

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