November 2010 Archive

Guide to gross misconduct

What is gross misconduct? Conduct so serious as to justify summary dismissal of an employee. Summary dismissal means the employee will not receive notice or any payment in lieu of notice. Acts of gross misconduct can include theft, fighting, serious negligence, breaches of health and safety and indecent behaviour, This guide covers everything you need to know about gross misconduct including how tribunals decide if a dismissal for gross misconduct is fair and what procedures an employer should take when dismissing an employee.
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