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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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misconductmis‧con‧duct /ˌmɪsˈkɒndʌkt $ -ˈkɑːn-/ noun [uncountable]  formalSCCBAD BEHAVIOUR OR ACTIONS bad or dishonest behaviour by someone in a position of authority or trust a doctor who has been accused of professional misconduct He was fired for serious misconduct. She was found guilty of gross misconduct (=very serious misconduct).
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misconductThe police officer found guilty of being drunk on duty was dismissed for gross misconduct.He was dismissed for gross misconduct, which seems to have centred on drug taking and homosexual activities.She never spoke of his unfaithfulness, never blamed him for his misconduct.Purinton picked up a 10-minute misconduct penalty.She faces eight charges of misconduct and abuse of power.The commission decided there was no evidence of misconduct.That mentality makes for a great soldier, but it opens the door for a lot of misconduct.At present, therapists cannot be found guilty of professional misconduct.In 1982 he was found guilty of serious professional misconduct and undertook not to let it happen again.Serious or persistent breach of the standards could amount to professional misconduct.Billy Bremner During his first ten seasons as a professional, Bremner lost almost half a season through misconduct.gross misconductWe usually treat physical violence towards others as gross misconduct and this could result in summary dismissal.An employer need not give any notice if the employee's conduct constitutes gross misconduct justifying instant dismissal.There was a contractual term dealing with summary dismissal for gross misconduct.He was dismissed for gross misconduct, which seems to have centred on drug taking and homosexual activities.The employers learned of the letters and summarily dismissed the employees for gross misconduct.In any case of gross misconduct no notice or pay would be due.He was suspended from duty and then, in November, found guilty of gross misconduct.Remember that it is not only a refusal to perform your normal duties which can amount to gross misconduct.
From Longman Business Dictionarymisconductmis‧con‧duct /ˌmɪsˈkɒndʌkt-ˈkɑːn-/ noun [uncountable] formal bad or dishonest behaviour by a professional personthe penalties for such misconduct as fraudulent trading or theft gross misconduct
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