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dismissal

noun [C or U]
 
 
/dɪˈsmɪsəl/
HR, WORKPLACE an act of officially removing an employee from their job: Agency officials said the dismissals had been over performance, not politics, as critics have charged.dismissal for sth The solicitor refused to discuss Hanley's dismissal for 'fundamental breaches of contract'.dismissal of sb About 1,800 coal miners started an indefinite strike to protest the dismissal of 97 workers. Grounds for dismissal are misconduct, failure to perform, and incompetence.
LAW an act by a judge of formally stopping a trial in a court of law: dismissal of the case/charges/lawsuit
a statement that something or someone is not important and not worth considering: The chief executive gave an outright dismissal of reports that the company is facing financial difficulties. → See also constructive dismissal, unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal
(Definition of dismissal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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