Middlebury

9.3 Discharge

Discharge is defined as employment termination initiated by the College.

If an employee violates a basic College rule or demonstrates gross misconduct, the College reserves the right of immediate discharge without warning. Examples of summary discharge include:

  1. Conduct that is in opposition to the College's nondiscrimination statement;
  2. Insubordination or refusal to comply with a reasonable request given by the supervisor or College official, or abusive treatment of a supervisor or College official;
  3. Theft of College property, personal property, or theft of service;
  4. Falsification of records, time cards, claiming sickness or claiming benefits for self or others under false pretenses;
  5. Disorderly conduct while on the job;
  6. Deliberate, frequent, and/or recurring violations of stated safety regulations, even if they are not intentional;
  7. Absence and/or failure to return to work without notice for three days;
  8. Use or possession of, or being under the influence of illegal substances or alcohol while at work;
  9. Threatening physical harm, or actual physical violence to another member of the College community, on or off campus; or
  10. Breach of confidentiality, which is defined as releasing to unauthorized persons, or misuse of confidential information to which an employee is privy because of his or her job.

In all cases of separation, final CTO payout may be withheld until keys, ID cards, and other College property are returned to the supervisor or the Human Resources Office.