First warning final written one!

For employees/ workers advice please visit

If you would like to add a question click on the "new topic" button. To reply to an existing posting simply click on the "reply" button. Click on to return to the SA Labour Guide homepage

Moderator: Andrec

Posts: 3
Joined: 20 Sep 2017, 10:05

First warning final written one!

Unread post by EACollins » 20 Sep 2017, 11:45

Can a first warning be a final written warning without a formal hearing?
I was called is to a (informative) meeting labeled as such by the CEO, they expressed their opinion of a audit that we failed.
The next day the operations manager handed me a final written warning i was so shocked that i signed without thinking.
Can they do this?

Posts: 423
Joined: 21 Jul 2014, 14:54

Re: First warning final written one!

Unread post by IRgunther » 05 Oct 2017, 18:20

Yes, the seriousness of an offence or misconduct may justify a final written warning even if it's a first offence. What's important is that the employee is afforded an opportunity to state his/her case albeit informally and not in a disciplinary hearing.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests