My son has received a written warning at his job. Do you not have to have verbal warnings first? TIA


  • theoreticatheoretica Forumite
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    No - and keeping everything recorded in writing has potential to benefit everyone by preventing differing recollections of what was said.

    But a banker, engaged at enormous expense,
    Had the whole of their cash in his care.
    Lewis Carroll
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    Mr.GenerousMr.Generous Forumite
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    edited 8 October 2022 at 7:41PM
    Company handbook or rules will tell you, but in almost all employment some conduct or capability can be more serious and justify going straight to a written warning or indeed dismissal. You couldn't believe for example that someone could assault another member of staff and only get a verbal warning because they hadn't previously had  one etc.
  • General_GrantGeneral_Grant Forumite
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    To add:
    Though there are "verbal warnings" they are still "written" insofar as there will be a written record of the warning in the HR file for the person receiving the warning.
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