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Can we give a belated warning for failure to follow safety procedures?

Q: We have an employee who was given one formal warning for not following safety procedures. Last month he was found to have again not followed safety procedures; however, he was not given a formal warning as his manager was on leave. Is it possible to give the warning now, or does the formal warning need to be given when the incident occurred? We understand that three formal warnings need to be given before an employee can be dismissed. Is this correct?

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