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misconduct

noun [U]
 
 
/mɪˈskɒndʌkt/
HR unacceptable or illegal behaviour by a person or group in a position of authority: Investigators did not find any evidence of serious misconduct.financial/ethical/sexual misconduct There were complaints of sexual misconduct in the workplace.employee/executive misconduct The committee investigates employee misconduct.corporate/government/judicial misconduct a case of multibillion-dollar corporate misconduct He is now facing charges of serious professional misconduct.
→ See also gross misconduct, wilful misconduct
(Definition of misconduct from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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