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constructive dismissal

noun [C or U] uk   mainly UK us  
actions taken by an employer that intentionally make working conditions for an employee difficult or unfair so that the employee feels forced to leave their jobFiring staff and being fired
(Definition of constructive dismissal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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