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C – Gross and habitual neglect of duty

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1. Summary

▪ To be valid, the just cause of gross and habitual neglect of duty should comply with prescribed standards.

2. Standards for gross and habitual neglect of duty

The standards are:

1) There must be a neglect of duty; and,

2) The negligence must be both gross and habitual in character. (Section 5.2[c], Rule I-A, DOLE D.O. 147-15)

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References

1987 Philippine Constitution

Presidential Decree No. 442, a.k.a. Labor Code of the Philippines

DOLE Department Order No. 147, Series of 2015

▪ Jurisprudence or Supreme Court Decisions

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