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I'm Dennis. I'm on a final written warning

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Hi, I'm Dennis. I'm on a final written warning for sickness (for 1 year). However, I've had 2 bouts of illness since it was issued (April 17th 2015). one was 1 week in November 2015 and the other was March 2016. I had a meeting with my manager last Friday and was told I could be dismissed due to not telling them I had a sick note which I did have. Also, I phoned in late on Tuesday 29th March and this could go against me as well. I'm really worried about in to work tomorrow.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Employment Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
God, I'm nervous
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.
Hello, how long have you worked there for?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
six years
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.
Did anything happen when you went to work yesterday?
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.
Did anything happen when you went to work yesterday?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No but I've got the disciplinary meeting today - 06/04/16 at 11.00am
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.
Sorry we keep missing each other. I don't want to just go ahead and provide any advice if it is no longer relevant so let me know what happened with the disciplinary and if you need me to help you with that?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've been sacked
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.
Hi, sorry to hear that. Now that you have been dismissed your options are as follows:· First appeal the dismissal with the employer direct· If the appeal is rejected you can only take this to the employment tribunal and claim for unfair dismissal and/or disability discrimination· To claim discrimination you need to show that you actually had a disability – this does not mean being registered disabled but meeting certain criteria established in law So this is all you can do after dismissal. There are also ways in negotiating with the employer to try and get a settlement without having to submit a claim. This is your basic legal position. I have more detailed advice for you in terms of the law on disability and how to work out if you are disabled, plus the negotiating options you can use, which I wish to discuss so please take a second to leave a positive rating for the service so far (by selecting 3, 4 or 5 stars) and I can continue with that and answer any further questions you may have. Don’t worry, there I no extra cost and leaving a rating will not close the question and we can continue this discussion. Thank you