summary dismissal
Gross misconduct should ideally be defined in the employment contract and, where committed should allow the employer to dismiss without notice or prior warnings ("Summary" or "Instant" dismissal). Such conduct will normally include theft, violence, falsification of records and other serious matters. The list should be stated as being non-exhaustive to allow the employer discretion.

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summary dismissal
Immediate dismissal of an employee without notice. This will be a breach of contract by the employer, unless it is in response to a repudiatory breach of contract by the employee, for example, gross misconduct.
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