Gross misconduct

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A particularly serious form of misconduct on the part of the employee may constitute gross misconduct. This has been described in case law as conduct that “must so undermine the trust and confidence which is inherent in the particular contract of employment that the master should no longer be required to retain the servant in his employment” (Neary v Dean of Westminster [1999] IRLR 288, 290–91).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Human Resource Management
EditorsStewart Johnstone, Jenny K. Rodriguez, Adrian Wilkinson
Place of PublicationCheltenham
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic) 9781800378841
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2023

Publication series

NameElgar Encyclopedias in Business and Management


  • misconduct
  • human resources
  • summary dismissal
  • disciplinary procedure


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