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He has the disciplinary meeting this week, and will be accompanied by his union rep. He explained how the mistake arose, and made suggestions as to how it could be avoided in future, but thus far, they were ignored. The employer also claimed he would think about it further overnight, but sent the disciplinary action letter a few hours later, seeking gross misconduct, and has clearly made up his mind quickly.
We would like to know whether any of these concerns are valid, especially with regard to the employer's behaviour in arranging the investigations and disciplinary action. Also, whether this is a reasonable case of gross misconduct, rather than, say, serious misconduct and a written warning. For my friend's future employment, would it be better to resign, rather than be sacked?
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