Employee Warning Letter – Some Good Tips



On my website I have provided a few choices of a sample employee warning letter for several different situations.

One thing to always keep in mind is that discipline should be used as a tool to improve or correct poor behavior or performance. Since an employee warning letter can be challenged and can have some possible legal ramifications if not done properly, it is very important to get it right.















Certainly the most important is to carefully consider exactly what the issue is and to investigate it properly prior to issuing an employee warning letter/employee warning notice.

Again in my written warning section, I have provided a few choices of an employee warning notice/warning letter, and also even an employee warning form.

However, I strongly recommend the below books for a very inexpensive solution to providing you with very valuable information as you prepare to discipline or terminate an employee.

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Never had a warning I issued reversed!


I have unfortunately had to issue countless disciplinary letters, as well as, terminate a number of individuals and the employee warning letter, as well as, the employee termination letter became very important when the discipline or termination was challenged. Especially when there was a Union involved.

In my case I never had a disciplinary or termination issue reversed. This is including being challenged by the EEOC.

Now I certainly can't promise you the same results since every situation is different, but I am saying the notice you issue is critical to the process of being successful.

It is not the time to guess and shoot from the hip. It can get very costly if you don't do it right.

Also, the process of deciding to discipline and ultimately terminating an employee needs to be consistent and follow your company policy, i.e., have a company policy. This will be a wise investment also. There are many inexpensive ways you can produce one in house. See an example below of some great software that will help you a lot.

Remember I have provided a few choices of a sample employee termination letter, employee warning form, employee warning notice, and warning letter.

Thank you and May God Bless You!

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