The use of criminal terms in a termination letter is at the center of the Supreme Court's judgment of Feb. 19, 2016 (hereinafter, the "Autocentrum Zuid Nederland judgment). Should these terms be interpreted in a criminal law manner, or can they also be given a different meaning? The case concerns an employee who was summarily dismissed because he had twice used his employer's fuel card for his wife's car. After these refueling incidents were raised in two conversations with the employee, the employer accused the employee of theft and summary dismissal followed. The accusation and immediate dismissal were subsequently confirmed in writing to the employee with the above quote.