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I forgot to mention that while I nodded off to sleep in

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Hi Chris. I forgot to mention that while I nodded off to sleep in night shift, a colleague took a video of me and gave to HR. Today I have been given a termination letter.
Have you been given warnings about this? Was there a meeting to explain the termination?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
one warning letter and today termination letter
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
There was a meeting before the termination letter but I said I chose to resign
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The meeting was this morning

Was your choice of resignation before the termination letter? Was the termination based on your resignation, or on the morning and being caught sleeping?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Being caught on sleeping was the reason for the termination letter
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
They were firing me so I chose to resign

That may be grounds for dismissal, but they should have had a meeting with you to discuss this before they gave you the letter. So you could possibly claim a personal grievance based on bad procedure, although the dismissal might be justified

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
There was no meeting or so before they decided to terminate

It is a well established requirement to have a meeting for the termination. They may have been entitled to fire you, but procedure requires a meeting at which you could give an explanation, and have an opportunity to be heard. So you could claim a personal grievance based on bad procedure, although if they were entitled to fire you, you won't get much in the way of damages

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