Employment Law Newsletter: Employee Discipline
Friday, January 21, 2005
This issue of The Resource: A Legal Newsletter for Employers & Human Resource Professionals, authored by L. Diane Tindall andMary M. Williams, reviews employer “best practices” when disciplining employees.
By far the most common mistake made by employers is the failure to promptly address and thoroughly document employee performance problems. No one likes to give or receive criticism. It is human nature to want to sweep the problem "under the rug" and hope that it will fix itself. Unfortunately, cases in which a problem employee leaves the job of his own volition or miraculously mends his ways are rare.