Thanks for your patience. the issue here is that you do appear to have taken unauthorised leave from work which can amount to gross misconduct and be a dismissible offence. However, to be fair the employer should have taken you through a formal disciplinary procedure. In order to justify that dismissal on grounds of misconduct was fair, the law requires that the employer:
· Conducts a reasonable investigation;
· Follows a fair disciplinary procedure, including holding a formal disciplinary hearing
· Has reasonable grounds for believing the employee was guilty; and
· Show that dismissal was a decision that a reasonable employer would have taken in the circumstances.
If they did not follow any disciplinary procedure and simply sacked you then the dismissal is likely to be unfair and you can consider taking this further for compensation, such as pay for the notice period.
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