Judgment No. 969
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
The complainant is accused of having typed two defamatory memoranda. "It is common ground that the burden of proof rests on the organization. By declining to admit the charges, as she was entitled to do, the complainant required the organization to prove its case; and although the proceedings are not criminal the seriousness of the charges and the concomitant penalty demand that before there can be a finding against the complainant the charges must be proved beyond reasonable doubt."
organisation; burden of proof; organisation's duties; misconduct; serious misconduct; disciplinary measure
"The language (in the documents typed by the complainant) was obviously calculated to intimidate by threats to the life of senior officers of the organization. Participation in preparing such documents amounted to inadmissible conduct which fell within the prohibition of the Rules and merited summary dismissal."
termination of employment; serious misconduct; conduct; disciplinary measure; summary dismissal