29. SERIOUS MISCONDUCT
An employee committing any of the following offences will render him/herself liable to disciplinary action even to the extent of dismissal.
(a) Willful insubordination or disobedience whether alone or in combination with others, to any lawful and reasonable order of a superior.
(b) Constantly not meeting deadlines on work / jobs assigned to him/her.
(c) Theft, fraud, dishonesty in connection with the Company’s business or property.
(d) Willful damage to or loss of Company’s goods or property.
(e) Taking or giving bribes or any illegal gratification.
(f) Absenteeism or leaving the work place repeatedly during working hours without permission.
(g) Habitual late attendance.
(h) Gambling, extortion, quarrelling, drunkenness, riotous or disorderly behavior or fighting in the Company premises.
(i) Abusing, assault or threatening to assault or to do any injury to other employees or / and employer within the Company’s premises.
(j) Negligence of work or habitual negligence.
(k) Intimidate, abetting or inciting others towards industrial unrest.
(l) Sleeping on duty. Claims of sickness shall not be accepted as an excuse unless the sickness is of a serious and unexpected nature in which case, the medical doctor should be consulted.
(m) Disclosing to any unauthorized person any commercial or trade secrets, manufacturing secrets or calculations or designs of the Company without the prior consent of the Company.
(n) Any material misstatement made on the Employment Application Form.
(o) Unauthorized removal of defacement of notice on the Company’s Notice / Bulletin Board.
(p) Failure to obey safety rules.
(q) The unlawful distribution, sale or use of drugs or narcotics within or outside the Company’s premises.
(r) The obtaining of any paid leave under false pretences.
(s) Conduct and / or act in a manner amounting to injure or discredit the good image of the Company or the good service provided by the Company to the public.
(t) Selling goods in direct competition with the Company.
(u) Making false, improper, excessive or incorrect entries on any claims to the Company.
(v) Conviction of any criminal offences.
(w) Failure to report to Company Doctor on any contagious and / or infectious disease so contracted.
(x) Forging or defacing medical certificates or other official documents with the intention to defraud the Company.
(y) Employees who become indebted beyond their means or assets cannot expect to retain the same degree of respect and trust from the Company, as would otherwise be the case. This/her applies particularly to borrowing of money from business clients of the Company, other than recognised financial institutions, which will be treated as misconduct.