An employee has been suspended and was due to attend a meeting to discuss the findings of an investigation. The probable outcome was dismissal as the conduct of the employee was such that this was the only option left open to us.

We have gone through the disciplinary procedure of warnings (verbal, 1st, 2nd etc).

However the employee realising that dismissal was “on the cards” has resigned.

What can we do about the findings of the investigation? Can we overide the resignation and dismiss the employee – with notice?

Also what can we state if a future employer requests a reference as to the reasons for leaving?

Any advice

Alex Grundy