Fired For Kissing In Workplace?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about kissing at work:

A male was caught kissing/groping a female workmate in the canteen area during a break. They are both now being disciplined by the HR department for inappropriate behaviour. Can they be fired over this or what would be the normal procedure?

Signed, Concerned

Dear Concerned:

What happens about this will probably depend upon many things, unless there is a policy in place that requires certain sanctions automatically. (I doubt that there is for something like this.) Here are some of the things management will likely consider:

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