Gross misconduct describes a situation in which an employee engages in poor behaviour which is so serious that it warrants dismissal without notice, even if it is only a first offence.
The term generally refers to behaviour which threatens:
All employers should document the types of behaviour which may constitute gross misconduct to ensure that employees have a clear idea of what is expected of them.
The following are examples of behaviour that could constitute gross misconduct in the workplace:
HR Rely members can download a disciplinary policy template.