Every organisation has its own rules and procedures, and these will typically cover issues like timekeeping, absence, dress, behaviour, computer use, and compliance with statutory obligations such as health and safety regulations. Breaking these rules is misconduct and will result in the manager having to apply disciplinary measures relevant to the misdemeanour.


Incapability means that the employee is unable to do their job competently. This may be because they cannot acquire or execute the requisite skills adequately, because of ill-health absence, or because they are physically unable to carry out tasks.

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