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English definition of “summary dismissal”

summary dismissal

noun [C or U]     HR, WORKPLACE
a situation in which a company tells an employee that they have lost their job and must leave immediately because of something dishonest or illegal that they have done: Some employers claim that " recreational " use of the internet during work time is " gross misconduct justifying summary dismissal ".
(Definition of summary dismissal noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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