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Gross negligence by a failure to act may justify dismissal without notice (News, 30 January 2017)

Gross negligence by a failure to act may justify dismissal without notice (News, 30 January 2017)
Published on: 30 January 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
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Gross negligence may justify summary dismissal without notice. However, it ought not readily to be found that a failure to act, where there was no intentional decision to act contrary to, or undermine, the employer's policies, constitutes such a grave act of misconduct as to justify summary dismissal. Court of Appeal: Adesokan v Sainsbury’s Supermarkets. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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