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Sack

Predominately British; to terminate a person, especially with cause. For example, an employee caught stealing may be sacked, meaning he will no longer be employed at the company. The term is equivalent to firing.
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Racial abuse to be considered gross misconduct in player and coach contracts (and therefore potentially a sackable offence).
Racial abuse to be considered gross s misconduct - and therefore potentially a sackable offence.
But later, having learned the baroness had employed an illegal worker as a housekeeper by accident rather than with any malicious intention, he decided it was not a sackable offence.
Traces of cannabis in the bloodstream was a sackable offence and the firm have made this clear to employees," said Mr Robinson.
Supplementing one's income through expense claims looks very underhand; in the private sector it is a sackable offence because expenses are deemed to be what they say they are - costs incurred.
Gossip in the workplace may be salacious and sometimes downright nasty but is not necessarily a sackable offence - in the UK at least - according to employment lawyer Tom Long in the Birmingham office of DLA Piper.
The error was foolish, elementary and costly, but not a sackable offence.
But Mrs Simons said: 'Theft is theft, she was told it is a sackable offence and eventually admitted it, saying she was pregnant and had cravings.
However, office pilfering is a sackable offence with many employers now keeping a check on stationery and post.
GETTING high at work would be a sackable offence for most people but for these workers it is a necessity.
GROPING a woman's breasts in the workplace is not a sackable offence if you only do it once, a German court ruled yesterday.
The Blue Toon boss said: "The first-half performance was sackable, I'd say.