The Duty to Obey Reasonable InstructionsPosted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 3 September 2010
David McCarroll writes:
A failure to follow reasonable instructions is a matter of misconduct and thus a disciplinary matter. Firstly, we must root our disciplinary action in some way. We examine the terms and conditions of employment (including any handbook) and ascertain whether the duty to obey reasonable instructions is expressly provided for in any disciplinary procedure. Very often it is set out as an example of misconduct and, for more serious or repeated instances, serious or gross misconduct.
Even if it is not expressly referred to, most disciplinary procedures will
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