gross misconduct

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Is conduct at work that represents a serious transgression of disciplinary rules and which is normally punished through dismissal without notice. Examples of gross misconduct might include fighting at work, abusive behaviour, drunkenness or being in possession of illegal drugs, theft, fraud, and the harassment of coworkers. According to ACAS, gross misconduct is ‘generally seen as misconduct serious enough to destroy the employment contract between the employer and the employee and make any further working relationship and trust impossible’.

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