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This resource provides advice on dismissing an employee for gross misconduct

This short film and accompanying factsheet provide clear guidance on how to dismiss an employee for gross misconduct. The aim of this resource is to help employers better understand what counts as gross misconduct and how to conduct a thorough, fair and legal investigation and dismissal process. The resources include advice on: suspension, investigation, hearing, decision making and the appeal process.

Although written for Cooperatives, this guide is useful to all employers.

What will I learn?

  • What counts as Gross misconduct
  • On what grounds can you dismiss an employee for gross misconduct
  • Key disciplinary procedures
  • Advice on suspension, investigation, hearing, mitigation, Decision making and the decision letter, appeal

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