- dismissal dis‧miss‧al [dɪsˈmɪsl] noun [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCESwhen someone is removed from their job by their employer:
• The 11 employees would face disciplinary action, ranging from reprimand to suspension or dismissal.
• There will not be any dismissals of teachers.when someone chooses to leave their job but feels they have been forced to leave because their employer has treated them badly or asked them to do something that is not in their contract:
• If your new boss forces you to leave by deliberately making your life hell, you can claim constructive dismissal.when someone is unfairly removed from their job by their employer:
• Two employees complained of unfair dismissal.
• a claim of unfair dismissal
* * *dismissal UK US /dɪˈsmɪsəl/ noun [C or U]► HR, WORKPLACE an act of officially removing an employee from their job: »
Agency officials said the dismissals had been over performance, not politics, as critics have charged.dismissal for sth »
The solicitor refused to discuss Hanley's dismissal for 'fundamental breaches of contract'.dismissal of sb »
About 1,800 coal miners started an indefinite strike to protest the dismissal of 97 workers.»
Grounds for dismissal are misconduct, failure to perform, and incompetence.► LAW an act by a judge of formally stopping a trial in a court of law: »
dismissal of the case/charges/lawsuit► a statement that something or someone is not important and not worth considering: »
The chief executive gave an outright dismissal of reports that the company is facing financial difficulties.
Financial and business terms. 2012.