misconduct

noun
ADJECTIVE
alleged
gross, serious

She was fired last year for gross misconduct.

criminal
financial, professional, scientific, sexual
research
police, prosecutorial (AmE)
VERB + MISCONDUCT
dismiss sb for, fire sb for, sack sb for (BrE)
deny

The directors all deny financial misconduct.

PREPOSITION
misconduct by

allegations of misconduct by the security forces

misconduct on the part of

There was no misconduct on the part of the police.

PHRASES
on (the) grounds of misconduct (esp. BrE)

Staff can lose their jobs only on grounds of professional misconduct.


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