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Gross Misconduct Dismissal Letter checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs and that everyone involved agrees with the Gross Misconduct Dismissal Letter.

Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

Signing online

  1. You can sign online using RocketSign.

Sign in print

  1. Print a copy of the Gross Misconduct Dismissal Letter.

  2. Sign and date the Letter.

The Gross Misconduct Dismissal Letter is a formal notice which must be served (ie delivered) properly.

Check the contract of employment for any special rules about serving notices and make sure they are followed.

The safest way to serve notice is to deliver in person or failing this, to send by courier, post or email.

  • In person: hand the Letter to the employee personally.

  • Post: if you are serving notice by post then it is recommended that you use recorded delivery and that you keep a copy of the proof of posting and delivery. Check you have the employee’s latest address.

  • Email: check that the employment contract allows you to send notices by email and whether it requires you to request a ‘read receipt’ as proof of service.

However you deliver the Letter, we recommend you tell the employee that their employment is being terminated in person before delivering the Letter. If this is not practical, then you must make sure that the employee has received and read the Gross Misconduct Dismissal Letter.

Keep a copy of the Gross Misconduct Dismissal Letter for your records. 

If you post or hand deliver the Letter, keep a copy of the signed Letter that was sent and anything else included. If you email the Letter, keep a copy of the email that was sent and any attachments together with any ‘read receipts’.

A copy of the Letter will also be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.

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