Losing your Job Due to Misconduct

Losing a job is something that has happened to many of us in our lifetimes, and it is an upsetting and worrying time when this happens. In the last year and a half, as the pandemic has swept across the world, we have seen sadly, many job losses in different industries as the economy struggles to cope with the restrictions put in place to protect the healthcare systems.

Being dismissed from your job can often make you feel angry and fearful, and if you do feel that you have been dismissed unfairly then you might want to look into pursuing an constructive dismissal claim like this https://www.employmentlawfriend.co.uk/constructive-dismissal

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One of the main reasons an employer will give for dismissal is misconduct. If this is the reason that you have been dismissed, then it could well be for one of these things that all come under the umbrella of misconduct…

Poor Timekeeping – This is often something that leads to you losing your job. If you are consistently late for work, for meetings or taking longer lunch breaks than you should be, then you will likely have been given a warning and had to speak with a manager in order to sort this out. However, if you fail to do so, this is a reason for dismissal.

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Absence from Work – If you are taking a lot of time off work – pulling a lot of sickies, or not phoning in and not turning up this makes you unreliable. Again, you will likely be given a warning about this but if you keep doing it without good reason (long term illness for example) then you can expect to be dismissed.