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How long have you worked for the company please?
This is not proper process. Usually you should be invited to the meeting via a letter, you should certainly be made aware that it is an investigatory meeting. You should have been made aware that minutes were being recorded and there should have been a witness for both the company and you should have been afforded the right to have representation also. However, there are no "legal" requirements for the company to do this although it does form part of the Acas Code of Conduct, if an employer doesn't follow these guidelines it can cost them more money at a tribunal. You can see more information about these at https://www.acas.org.uk/investigations
However, I must advised that given you only have 6 months service if they do decide to dismiss you then you do not have enough qualifying service in order to bring a claim for unfair dismissal. The only way you could possibly have a claim against them would be if they have (legally) discriminate against you or do not pay you salary/notice/holiday pay you are due. Unfortunately until you have 2 years service employers can get away with not following procedures and treating staff unfairly for the most part. I wish I could give you better news but I must be honest with you. I hope this proves to be helpful information.
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