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PDFWAC 192-150-200

General provisions—Misconduct and gross misconduct—RCW 50.04.294 and 50.20.066.

(1) The action or behavior that resulted in your discharge or suspension from employment must be connected with your work to constitute misconduct or gross misconduct.
(2) For purposes of this section, the action or behavior is connected with your work if it results in harm or creates the potential for harm to your employer's interests. This harm may be tangible, such as damage to equipment or property, or intangible, such as damage to your employer's reputation or a negative impact on staff morale.
(3) RCW 50.04.294, subsections (1)(c) and (3)(b), will be distinguished as follows:
(a) Subsection (1)(c) "Carelessness or negligence that causes or would likely cause serious bodily harm to your employer or fellow employee" means that your action results in serious bodily injury or a reasonably prudent person would know it is likely to result in serious bodily injury.
(b) Subsection (3)(b) "Inadvertence or ordinary negligence in isolated instances" means that your action is an accident or mistake and is not likely to result in serious bodily injury.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 50.12.010 and 50.12.040. WSR 07-22-055, § 192-150-200, filed 11/1/07, effective 12/2/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 50.12.010, 50.12.040, 50.12.042. WSR 05-01-076, § 192-150-200, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05.]
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