Using an Employee Disciplinary Form
Utilizing an employee disciplinary form to administer the necessary corrective action to an employee that is not following company policy insures that every disciplinary action will be formatted the same. When it comes to being challenged in a court or by a federal agency like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) you will be able to clearly show what you issued the discipline for and what policies they failed to follow. Think of it almost like a pilot’s checklist before taking off an airplane. I want the pilot to go over that checklist no matter how many times he has flown that plane.
Just like the pilot it is when you get too comfortable that mistakes happen. No different when it comes to issuing disciplinary action. Having a legal employee disciplinary form from U.S. Legal Forms will help you to insure you have checked your checklist before taking off. Everything from making sure you have the what, and why, to making sure you include what the corrective action is. I am very impressed with what U.S. Legal Forms has to offer in all their employment legal forms. They even include employment policies that you can use.
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In every situation where I have be called or had to submit documents to a legal proceeding I have always been successful.
In every situation where I have be called or had to submit documents to a legal proceeding I have always been successful. Now I am not able to guarantee anything for you I am only giving you my previous history with disciplinary actions leading to an employee legal claim. During the review of the disciplinary form or letter they were looking for what our policy was, what the employee did to violate it, and what the employee would have to do to correct their behavior, and what would happen if they didn’t. Pretty clear and to the point.
When it comes to disciplinary actions most people in a leadership role want to wait and hope the behavior gets better without doing anything. Generally speaking this almost never happens. Most times the employee’s behavior not only get worse but all those witnessing the behavior begin to believe it is ok, and begins to mirror it. Now you have even a bigger problem.
When you finally get around to acting you are so upset that you become irrational. At this point you go all out and decide to terminate the employee. You feel very justified in your actions. Hold on though! Let’s see when did you first recognized the poor behavior? What did you do when you first recognized it? Why did you let it continue? If it didn’t bother you then why did you erupt and terminate the employee? These are just a few of the very tough questions you will be asked by a legal professional when they present a huge employment law suit to your door!
Successful employment law suits today average around a half million dollars to well over a million!
Successful employment law suits today average around a half million dollars to well over a million! Do you have that kind of cash lying around for such a stupid reason? I know I don’t! Why not do things the correct way the first time? Using a simple disciplinary form from U.S. Legal Forms and administering it fairly and equally to all employees will save you a lot of headaches and money.
Now when I tell you to use your employee disciplinary form fairly and equally I am telling you even the best employee disciplinary form will not save you if you are only disciplining certain types of employees. Let’s just pick one out as an example. If you seem to be only issuing an employee disciplinary form to women significantly more than men, you better take a close look at your actions. Trust me, the women in your business will be looking at it really closely. They won’t say anything until you are served with the federal law suit for discrimination. You can go into the legal proceeding trying to tell your side of the story all day long but what does the paper work say?
You better seriously consider an employee disciplinary form from U.S. Legal Forms and begin doing things right!
My advice to you if you are not using an employee disciplinary form now or any other standard form of disciplinary action you better seriously consider an employee disciplinary form from U.S. Legal Forms and begin doing things right!
Yes I know it is your business and you have the right to hire and fire employees that you wish, until you break the state or federal laws in the process!
May God Bless You!
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