I just would like to ask for legal opinion regarding the following matter.
An employee is facing a possible employment termination, on the ground of serious misconduct due to violation of their company's Code of Conduct.
However, the troubled employee came to defend himself based on the following:
1. That he is not aware, to any degree of knowledge, of said Code of Conduct or any related policy thereto; and
2. That it is the failure of the company to orient him of said policies upon hiring; and
3. Had he knew of said policies, he would not have violated the said policies.
With all the foregoing, is the ignorance of said employee of their company's Code of Conduct can justify or exempt him from his present case?
Thank you very much in advance!