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What is the difference between major & minor misconduct vs employment act 1955.
Hope you can explain the difference between major & minor misconduct .
By reading Section 14 of the Employment Act, an employee who commits misconduct may result in his getting one of the three types of punishment stated therein. So the difference between major and minor misconduct may lie in the type of punishment it deserves to get. An employee who commits a major misconduct may result in his being dismissed without notice while for minor ones he may get something else like downgrading, demotion etc.
14. Termination of contract for special reasons.
(1) An employer may, on the grounds of misconduct inconsistent with the fulfilment of the express or implied conditions of his service, after due inquiry:
(a) dismiss without notice the employee; or
(b) downgrade the employee; or
(c ) impose any other lesser punishment as he deems just and fit, and where a punishment of suspension without wages is imposed, it shall not exceed a period of two weeks.