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Ps: the reason you had not received a reply yes was because you posted your question at 4am when most people are asleep I’m afraid
Sorry I was offline by the time you had replied. If a written warning is to be issued, the employer should have taken you though a formal disciplinary procedure. This should have included a formal disciplinary hearing, you should have had the right to be accompanied and to appeal. Failure to have held a formal procedure means that the warning is likely invalid legally and can be challenged.
The first thing you need to do is appeal the warning on these grounds and, if necessary, raise a grievance. If these do not remove the warning, or at least prompt the employer to re-do the whole procedure properly and fairly. If they do not, you either have to accept the situation as it is, making your protest known, and then if they take further action and rely on the warning to dismiss you can consider unfair dismissal. Alternatively, you have to resign now and claim constructive dismissal.
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