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"Issued a Written Warning"

I am the Office Manager of the Small Company. On Friday morning the manager shared that she wanted to fire my work colleague, expressed unhappiness with the cleaning lady. Complained about a part time worker who she would make sure did not work for us in the new year. She didn't like that she couldn't discipline the individual. She complained communication was terrible, and then left the office. i received a WhatsApp from her telling me to wait for her. When she arrived she told me we would be having not a nice discussion. She is not firing me, but she's not going to sugar coat it like she does with the other staff.
She told me i was getting a written warning for not listening to her when she told me to phone the seta and for giving her the middle finger by running outside and phoning the other manager.

My notice says Misconduct: Failure to follow instructions which has resulted in conflict in the office.

I told her i called the other manager as i was told that is who i report to. I also said i didn't want to make a call outside the company to ask someone where in the process we were. I though it would be more professional to find out this information within the company. I have asked everyone and no one call tell me what conflict was created.

I didn't know she was giving me a warning.
The other manager disagreed fully with the warning
I was not give chance to prove my innocence
She was the only person involved

I would like to know is this correct, can she give me this warning, in this way. Is the warning statement sufficient enough. What action can i take as i believe and feel this was very unfair.

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 User  elsa.chantler asked at 07 Dec. 2017


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