Wednesday, October 17, 2012

T-113 : Gross Misconduct

This morning on the radio I heard someone mention the phrase "gross misconduct".  I wonder how that's different than good old-fashioned "misconduct".  Am I perhaps thinking of the wrong definition of gross?  Does it mean "exceeding" the "net"?  Or does it mean that you can hardly look at it because it's so "gross"?  BusinessDictionary.com defines it as:
Indiscipline so serious (such as stealing, or work place violence) that it justifies the instant dismissal of an employee, even on the first occurrence.

Read more: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/gross-misconduct.html#ixzz29cgtYKSk
Sounds like legalese to me!
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