capability
index ability, caliber (mental capacity), caliber (quality), capacity (aptitude), competence (ability), competence (sanity), comprehension, efficiency, facility (easiness), faculty (ability), force (strength), gift (flair), performance (workmanship), potential, qualification (fitness), specialty (special aptitude)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


capability
One of the five potentially fair reasons for dismissing an employee under the ERA 1996. To ensure that such a dismissal is fair an employer needs to demonstrate it acted reasonably in relying on capability as the reason for dismissal and followed a fair procedure in order to establish whether the employee was "capable" of doing their job by reference to skill, aptitude, health or any other physical or mental quality.
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