misconduct noun

ADJ. alleged | gross, serious She was sacked last year for gross misconduct. | financial, professional, sexual

VERB + MISCONDUCT dismiss sb for, sack sb for | deny The directors all deny financial misconduct.

PREP. ~ by allegations of misconduct by the security forces | ~ on the part of There was no misconduct on the part of the police.

PHRASES on (the) grounds of misconduct Staff can lose their jobs only on grounds of professional misconduct. > Note at CRIME(for more verbs)