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How many warnings before a dismissal?

Question: We wish to dismiss an apprentice who is on a final written warning. His previous verbal and written warnings related to attendance, but his final written warning is based on his refusal to provide a urine sample for drug testing.

Does the final written warning need to relate to the reason for the prior warnings (i.e. attendance) before we can move to dismissal? In which case we would need to issue a second final written warning (for attendance) rather than moving straight to dismissal?

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