Reckless Misconduct Law & Legal Definition


Reckless misconduct is an act intentionally done or failure to do an act in violation of duty, which may cause serious danger to others involved in it. A person is guilty of reckless misconduct when s/he does an act, or fails to do an act in violation of his/her duty with knowledge of serious danger as may be known by a reasonable man. Reckless conduct is stronger than mere negligence. It is a state of mind accompanying an act which pays no regard to its probably or possibly injurious consequences. It may also be a state of mind that persists in spite of such knowledge foreseeing the consequences. It is stronger than mere negligence.