One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Mr Close says he had not had any opportunity to discuss his responses to any of the allegations against him (none of which were sackable offences) with anyone in the department.’
- ‘‘I would regard it as a sackable matter if the manager of a club I was in charge of made defeatist comments,’ said Crampsey.’
- ‘She called for racist behaviour to be made a sackable offence and for members of the public to given more opportunities to complain about racist behaviour by officers on duty.’
- ‘Neither of the men ‘rummaged’ in the waste, as it was a sackable offence to do so, but they moved a couple of bags before deciding the task was impossible.’
- ‘A detective who accessed the police database to try and find out the home address of a corruption investigator was let off with just a fine, even though it is now a sackable offence.’
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