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Can a strike be gross misconduct?

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Re: Can a strike be gross misconduct?

Postby dls » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:31 pm

HL, go back a bit.

Misconduct can be serious. After investigation, dismissal can be appropriate. A person can be suspended with pay.

Gross misconduct is misconduct so serious and obvious as to justify instant dismissal - 'Clear off -now'. Suspension without pay pending investigation.

Since the striker has already absented himself without oay, the distinction in this context is purely academic.
There is usually little purpose in an employer describing something as gross misconduct. He can achieve the same result much more safely at the cost of a couple of weeks' pay.
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Re: Can a strike be gross misconduct?

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:36 pm

dls wrote:There is usually little purpose in an employer describing something as gross misconduct. He can achieve the same result much more safely at the cost of a couple of weeks' pay.

Exactly my point.

atticus wrote:Do you know what reason was stated?

No more detail so far other than "gross misconduct".
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