"Sleeping on the job" refers to falling asleepduring company time.In many workplaces, this would be considered gross misconductand as such grounds for disciplinary action, including termination of employment. The disciplinary approach of the company towards sleeping whilst on duty should be addressed in the employee handbook as well as the consequences of such conduct.

In some occupations, such as those involved driving,security AND CARE falling asleep on duty could endanger the lives of not only the employee but of others.