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AS a employee is there any reason my employer does not have

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AS a employee is there any reason my employer does not have to give me a verbal and a written warning before having my employment terminated?
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: unsure what you mean by STATE ..this has already at .11.11..2016
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: the letter is being posted today suppoedly
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: i thought i entitled to verbal followed by a written warning
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 10 months ago.

You are correct that this is the well established procedure as followed in the Employment Relations Authority and the Court. The exception is for the most serious misconduct such as theft from the employer or turning up affected by drugs or alcohol, and similar matters. Even with these there must be a proper enquiry, and an opportunity to explain yourself