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Hello there. No. They probably gave me them when i started and I mislaid them.
I think its's called "damage to company property", but it's not deliberate and done in the face of dfificult working conditions.
Hello again, there is no formal definition or list of what can amount to misconduct and it can cover a rather large number of actions and events. You have the more common types of misconduct, such as insubordination, violence, theft, swearing, misuse of equipment, dishonesty, etc. At the same time there are actions that may not immediately appear to be misconduct that would also be dealt with under the employer's disciplinary policy, such as sickness absence, poor performance, etc.
In your particular case it is entirely possible for what you have done to be dealt with under a disciplinary procedure and be treated as misconduct, although it would depend on what policy the employer has in place and whether you have breached that.
I understand that this damage was not done deliberately but it is still damage and the employer could take action as a result. Your best course of action now is to attend the disciplinary and try to defend yourself and provide mitigating circumstances that would hopefully prompt the employer to be more lenient with the decision they take. For example, you mention difficult conditions - if there are conditions which make it difficult for you to manoeuvre the cars without incident and the employer can improve these conditions - mention it. Similarly, if you have not been given a copy of the policy or did not even know it was there - raise that as well. Finally, whatever decision is taken you can appeal it.
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