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Glossary list


The removal of hierarchical layers in an organisation.

Disciplinary Procedure

A procedure carried out in the workplace in the event of an employee committing some act contrary to terms of the employment agreement. If the act is regarded as Gross Misconduct this may lead to Summary Dismissal.

Distance Learning

The process of delivering educational or instructional programmes to locations away from a classroom or site to another location by varying technology such as video or audio-conferencing, computers, web-based applications or other multimedia communications.

Domestic Violence Leave

As of 1 April 2019, employees who are affected by domestic violence can request paid domestic violence leave and make a request for a short-term flexible working arrangement. The new law entitles employees affected by domestic violence to up to 10 days of paid domestic violence leave per year.