Dismissal without Prior Warning

As noted above, instances of extreme misconduct may warrant dismissal without prior disciplinary action. Acts that endanger others, job abandonment, and misappropriation of University resources are examples of conduct grave enough to lead directly to a decision to dismiss.

Before taking such an action you should have clear and convincing proof based on a thorough investigation. Consult your Employee Relations Consultant to review University or Berkeley campus precedents. If you decide to proceed, the steps outlined above for the notice of intent and decision letters are appropriate.