Off-Duty Misconduct

Employers can discipline employees for off-duty misconduct or non-work-related conduct depends on various factors.
The employer must show that the impact and consequences of such conduct negatively affect the business or its reputation and employment relationship.
Employees should appreciate that their after-hours conduct can negatively affect the relationship with their employers. Employers faced with questionable conduct of employees should establish that there is a link between the conduct and the employment relationship before taking disciplinary action.

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