I was put on administrative leave pending an investigation of me doing homework while on the clock. Two days later I was terminated because there is "video footage" of me doing homework, and according to my discharge document there were 2 separate occasions where my supervisor informed me not to do homework unless on my breaks and lunch thus I committed "time card fraud, and loitering". I am in a union and have began the grievance process and have requested the proof against me with no response yet. Being that I don't ever recall these conversations about this specific incident, and nothing on my employee file I wonder if I was prematurely terminated since I was never given at least a verbal or written warning.
The answer is going to depend on the union contract. If there was no contract, your employer would be free to fire you whether there was a warning or not, and you would not have recourse. Because you are in a union position, the union contract probably has provisions concerning the steps that have to be taken to fire you, and the question is whether the proper steps were taken. You are going about this in the right way to file the grievance with the union. Although it is not strictly necessary, it may be worth contacting a labor law attorney now, to make sure you do not waive any rights or claims through the grievance process.
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