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Court of Cassation: oral quarrel does not justify a disciplinary dismissal

Categories: DLP Insights, Case Law

05 Aug 2011
Court of Cassation, with sentence no. 16192/2011, stated that oral quarrel among colleagues including “some push and jerk” does not justify a disciplinary dismissal of both “rivals”. This, because the oral quarrel, even though heated, due to a professional issue didn’t degenerate and didn’t cause any production cycle stoppage, considering that it lasted just for some seconds and didn’t represent a real fight and a damage for the company. In any case it didn’t undermine the employer’s faith in the employee. 

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