with problems at work?
Please provide me with an explanation as to what the term "gross incompetence" means and also how it can be proven by an employer, and then defended by the employee?
Incompetence would be failure to meet a standard of performance set by your employer. Gross incompetence would therefore mean a more serious breach. An employer would prove this by providing evidence that your work was not up to scratch. Similarily, an employee would have to provide evidence to the contrary.