What is Insubordination?
Insubordination, in the workplace, refers to an employee's intentional refusal to obey an employer's lawful and reasonable instructions. Such a refusal may undermine a supervisor's authority and ability to manage and, therefore, is often a reason for disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.
Elements of insubordination
For conduct to constitute insubordination, a number of elements must be present;
It must be clear and evident that an instruction wa...