My workplace knew I making a trip overseas. 3 weeks before I was due to fly out, another co-worker made an accusation about me involving theft, which got back to my manager 4 days before l was due to leave the country and after numerous people informing me that I have a meeting with my manager. Without any prior warning or communication about this meeting - if I was aware of this meeting, I would have like to have had a support person with me, which was not offered at all - he then asks me questions regarding an item I supposedly had stolen. As rumors are very common in my workplace, I said these accusations were untrue. At this time, I was under pressure and intimidated into falsely admitting to having a shot of liquor before finishing work one night. He then continued to tell me my options are to either resign because it will look good for future employment or be investigated by the company (Loss Prevention team), and if proven innocent by the loss prevention, he made it clear he would still terminate my employment because of what I had falsely admitted Quote: "I've got the loss prevention team flying in" to investigate, even if they do not find anything in relation to the theft, they would investigate everything about me, etc and if anything was found, the police would be involved and I would be facing criminal charges in court. I was then told that I am suspended. As I was travelling overseas to be with an ill family member, I asked my employer if I could come back the following Monday which was the day before I was due to fly out to discuss the issue . After four weeks and loss of immediate family member, which was known by employer, there were no attempts to make contact. Assuming I was still suspended, I arrived back into the country and was told by co-workers my boss had put termination papers in I contacted my boss and was told because I did not show up the Monday that that was enough grounds to terminate my employment for abandonment. After enquiring on the investigation against me by the loss prevention team, I am told again because I did not show up the Monday, he had called and said not to come? Sorry about the novel but I need help with this unfair dismissal. This can't be fair.