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Insubordination

Insubordination is a form of misconduct, and basically refers to disobedience and/or rebelliousness. While things like stealing, chronic tardiness, and poor-quality work are easily understood grounds for dismissal, insubordination is sometimes harder to translate into works. However, some acts are usually clearly insubordinate. These include, for instance:

  1. Direct disregard of the boss’s authority
  2. Direct disobedience of, or refusal to obey, the boss’s orders, particularly in front of others
  3. Deliberate defiance of clearly stated company policies, rules, regulation, and procedures
  4. Public criticism of the boss
  5. Blatant disregard of reasonable instructions
  6. Contemptuous display of disrespect
  7. Disregard for the chain of command, shown by frequently going around the immediate supervisor with complaints, suggestions, or political maneuvers
  8. Participation is (or leadership of) an effort to undermine or remove the boss.

    Insubordination refers willful disregard or disobedience of the boss's authority or legitimate orders; criticizing the boss in public.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Insubordination
- The quality of being insubordinate; disobedience to lawful authority.
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