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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. Firstly, I need to ask some initial questions to determine the legal position.
What has his employer based this on?
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Was he taken through a formal disciplinary hearing?
ok thanks. First of all, there is no requirement on the employer to have issued a verbal warning, before they go on to issue a written warning. Often, the written warning would be the first step in the disciplinary process.
At this stage, all he can do is appeal the warning and tell them what he disagrees with in terms of the original decision. Perhaps also challenging the length of the warning considering the allegations – it may be that it should have been shorter, for example 3-6 months.
But overall, apart from the appeal, that would be as far as he can take it internally. He could consider raising a grievance but the appeal is still the correct way to challenge them. Anything else would require him to either be dismissed or to resign so I would presume he does not want to go that far.
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