Breaking or dishonoring of law, or contravention of a duty or right. A violation is not automatically a crime.

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  • The violation of the code of conduct was taken seriously and the employee did have to be let go from our firm.

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  • I could not go on the property because it would be a huge violation of the law and would result in my arrest.

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  • If your company finds itself in a violation it may receive fines or penalties that could be very costly to you.

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