Podcast: Gross misconduct and fairness - what part does the employment contract play?
If an employer dismisses for gross misconduct, what does this mean for an employee's contractual rights? Is gross negligence the same as gross misconduct? And does a failure to pay notice, make an otherwise fair dismissal unfair? Max Winthrop, employment lawyer and partner at Sintons LLP, draws on his legal and practical expertise to answer these questions and more relating to gross misconduct dismissals.
Max also shares his thoughts on the potential significant changes to employment law that the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill might bring, and what this might mean for workers' rights, including annual leave and TUPE.
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- Summary dismissal: Negligent failure to act amounted to gross misconduct
- Disciplinary procedure
- Letter dismissing employee for gross misconduct following disciplinary meeting
- Employment law guide: Unfair dismissal
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