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The short answer is no. The company cannot refuse you're resignation. Although some employer's don't understand this and will write to say that they do not accept a resignation. However, they cannot force you to remain in a contract. The only procedural issue would be that they may decide to continue to move forward with the disciplinary in your absence. To be honest if they do then this won't really make any difference to you. The only issue would be that you would probably have difficulty securing a reference from them in the future. However, to answer your question, no they cannot refuse your resignation.
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If you resign with immediate effect then no, however you may have to give a notice in terms of your contract and they may decide to dismiss you prior to that notice period expiring, but all in the same result will happen. Is there any particular reason you wish to resign if you think you are going to be dismissed?
If you are taking the decision to resign with immediate effect then you can simply do this in the morning.
Yes, if you hand it in before they make any decision then they will have to accept it. No they can't do this as they have to invite you to a formal meeting before you can be dismissed. However, even if they do take the decision to dismiss you, there is no "record" that any other employer can access to see that you were dismissed. The only way any future employer would know this would be if they contacted your current employer for a reference. There is no online record (for example) to show that you have been dismissed from any job.
No they can't do this they have to follow a formal process to dismiss you. So no they can't do that.