misconduct

misconduct mis‧con‧duct [ˌmɪsˈkɒndʌkt ǁ -ˈkɑːn-] noun [uncountable]
formal bad or dishonest behaviour by a professional person:

• the penalties for such misconduct as fraudulent trading or theft

ˌgross misˈconduct
HUMAN RESOURCES LAW extremely bad behaviour or performance by an employee that may lead to dismissal (= being told to leave their job):

• examples of gross misconduct, such as theft, damage to property, or drunkenness during working hours

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misconduct UK US /mɪˈskɒndʌkt/ noun [U]
HR unacceptable or illegal behaviour by a person or group in a position of authority: »

Investigators did not find any evidence of serious misconduct.

financial/ethical/sexual misconduct »

There were complaints of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

employee/executive misconduct »

The committee investigates employee misconduct.

corporate/government/judicial misconduct »

a case of multibillion-dollar corporate misconduct

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He is now facing charges of serious professional misconduct.

See also GROSS MISCONDUCT(Cf. gross misconduct), WILFUL MISCONDUCT(Cf. ↑wilful misconduct)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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