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Thanks for your patience. What the current employer can do is accuse you of misconduct for you actions and consider taking disciplinary action against you. How far they can go will depend on the seriousness of the incident and what their investigation shows. If they believe this was done deliberately or what you did was grossly negligent then dismissal is a potential outcome. It means that your employment could be terminated for gross misconduct before the end of your notice period. If they have suffered any financial losses as a result of this then they can also consider taking legal action for negligence although that is less likely and they would need to prove that your actions have cost them financial losses, such as loss of business.
In terms of the new employer’s position, clearly it is not ideal that they know what you did and that may cast doubt on whether they still believe you are a good person to employ – i.e. can they trust you. Of course it may make no difference to them and they may just turn a blind eye to this but the worst case is that they withdraw their job offer as a result of this. I suggest you contact them to explain what happened and ensure they know the truth from you rather than just be told assumptions by your current employer.
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