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are agreed references worth anything in the job market?

Discussion in 'Science' started by Lyndsae, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. when you got sacked for what they call gross misconduct!!
  2. when you got sacked for what they call gross misconduct!!
  3. TecHKnow

    TecHKnow New commenter

    I assume this post and the one above that you made are somehow related.
    Instant dismissal is a very severe penalty. Your employer would need to show that the decision

    • would be one that a reasonable employer would have made
    • was itself both fair and reasonable in the circumstances
    Your employer would also have to show that the offence was so wrong that
    instant dismissal was an appropriate sanction.

    Your employer however must still follow fair and reasonable disciplinary procedures, even in gross misconduct cases. So if you were dismissed without first being offered the chance to appear at a disciplinary procedure that could i itself be grounds for unfair dismissal.

    If you are concerned about any aspect of how you have been treated then you should get in contact immediately with your Trade Union, legal advisor or even CAB.


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