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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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