Written Warnings

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about warning from a previous employer:

I received a written warning in May 2007 from a previous employer. From this company, I was dismissed for different reasons. I started employment with another company and worked for them for 9 months when they called me to a disciplinary regarding my written warning I had received from my former employer. I had mentioned in my initial interview that I had been dismissed and this was discussed, and I also mentioned that I had a redundant written warning. I was employed and taken on; however, they have now used this written warning as a reason to dismiss me as they are saying they have no record of it, and also if they had known about it, they would never have taken me on in the first place. Can you tell me if they are allowed to use this, and if so, why?

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