Misconduct in the Course of Employment

  • Riya Meshak and Thanya Meshak
  • Show Author Details
  • Riya Meshak

    Advocate at Madras High Court, India

  • Thanya Meshak

    Advocate at Madras High Court, India

  • img Download Full Paper


The term "misconduct," commonly associated with workplace issues, extends beyond professional settings and encompasses various aspects of life. Interestingly, while Service Rules typically outline expected behaviour with consequences for violations, they do not explicitly define or describe misconduct. The term itself is broad, indicating actions inconsistent with expected behaviour. As no Service Rule provides a specific definition, recourse to dictionaries is necessary. According to Murray's Dictionary, "misconduct" primarily signifies bad management, mismanagement, or culpable neglect of official duties. Words and Phrases define it as improper, unlawful, or wrongful behaviour. P. Ramanatha Aiyar's Law Lexicon emphasizes that "misconduct" involves a wrongful intention rather than a mere error of judgment, portraying it as a more assertive concept. This abstract highlights the multifaceted nature of misconduct and the absence of a precise definition in Service Rules, relying on various sources for understanding its implications.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 1133 - 1141

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116848

Creative Commons

This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution -NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits remixing, adapting, and building upon the work for non-commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited.


Copyright © IJLMH 2021