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Gross misconduct dismissal letter template

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If an allegation of gross misconduct is upheld, send this model letter to the employee to confirm their dismissal without notice or payment in lieu of notice.

This letter must only be sent once a disciplinary hearing has been held.

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What is a Gross misconduct dismissal letter?

If an employee commits a serious offence (known as gross misconduct), summary dismissal is possible.

In this scenario, a letter dismissing an employee on grounds of gross misconduct should be used to set out the reasons for their dismissal and formalise the process.

Gross misconduct dismissal letter template
gross misconduct dismissal letter template

Gross misconduct dismissal [Delete this line]


[Company name]

[Sender address]

 

[date]

[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]

 

Dear [Recipient first name],

I refer to the disciplinary hearing held on [date] following which you were informed that the company had decided to dismiss you summarily, i.e. without notice or payment in lieu of notice. Your last day of service with the company was [date] and all terms and benefits associated with your employment ceased as of that date.

Following investigations carried out by the company in accordance with its disciplinary procedure, the company considered that you were guilty of gross misconduct. You attended the disciplinary hearing on [date].

Despite listening to your representations at this hearing, we concluded that your conduct was sufficiently serious to warrant summary dismissal.

The specific reasons for your dismissal are: [state reasons].

Your last day of service with the company was [date] and all terms and benefits associated with your employment ceased as of that date. Your final pay, including all forms of compensation due to you, will be issued to you in the usual manner.

You have the right of appeal against this decision. Your appeal should be directed to [Name | the HR Department | HR Services] within [number] days of receiving this letter. It should set out in full the reason(s) for your appeal.

 

Yours [faithfully | sincerely],

 

 

[Sender name]

[Sender job title]

[Sender telephone]
[Sender email]

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