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Conduct as a Reason

Key Points

  • Conduct is one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissal
  • In order to be a fair dismissal, the employer must have a reasonable and genuine belief that the employee committed the act of misconduct, based on a reasonable investigation
  • The core principles of reasonable behaviour are set out in the ACAS Code of Practice
  • The tribunals will take the ACAS Code of Practice into account and may also consider the Guide when considering the range of reasonable responses by a reasonable employer

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