Improper behaviour at a colleague's birthday party constituted grounds for summary dismissal

The case involved an employee who was summarily dismissed from his job due to improper behaviour at a colleague's birthday party. The employee had, among other things, poured beer over a colleague, verbally molested another colleague and hit a third colleague's spouse in the face. By judgment of 23 May 2016, the Danish High Court found that the summary dismissal of the employee was justified considering the gravity of the behaviour and that a continued cooperation with the colleagues was made impossible.

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