Reduce Your Risk of Lawsuits

Understanding Progressive Discipline to Improve Employee Performance

We all have at least one!

That one employee that takes up 80% of our time!

Actually more accurately stated, robs us of our valuable time because of their poor unacceptable behavior!

You're headache employee may be the one that shows up late almost everyday with a new and improved excuse that makes you want to scream!

They may be the one that has a disrespectful comment each time you give direction!

Or worse they are harassing other employees!

Don't wait until you are so fed up that you over react and find yourself in legal trouble!

I know we can help by putting our more than 40 years of experience to work for you.

It's hard to believe but the most recent data released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), shows that there were 97,443 charges filed and resulted in more than $482 million for discrimination in private, federal and state and local government workplaces.

Amazingly, according to the ESI Group the calculated odds of an employment lawsuit are about 1 in 5 (that's 20%) resulting in an average cost of approximately $125,000. I know I can't afford to give that much money away, especially to that headache employee, and I'm guessing you can't either.

Are you willing to take that risk

without taking the necessary steps to reduce those odds.

Almost all successful lawsuits were the result of a business having no, or poorly written company policies. In addition, they didn't have a solid progressive disciplinary process in place to establish that the employee was disciplined or terminated for cause, and not randomly because they were part of a protected class (age, sex, gender, etc.)

If you are not able to show the employee knew or was warned you run the risk of being another statistic costing your business thousands of dollars. It really doesn't matter whether you were right or wrong, it only matters what you can prove and aggressive attorneys will make you do just that or they will make you pay big!

Leadership Skills for Life has taken over forty years of experience and developed them into two of the most important professionally written eBooks on the Internet specifically to help you.

The most important part of the progressive disciplinary process is to make sure it is fair based on facts and not feelings. Therefore, before taking any progressive disciplinary action you should ask yourself if it is fair. As per labor practices there is a standard of seven factors that are used to determine Just Cause in the labor and employment context

a)     The employee knew of the company’s policy

b)     The company’s policy was reasonable

c)      The organization carried out fact finding to determine that the employee was in violation of the policy.

d)     The fact finding session was fair and objective

e)     Evidence existed of the employee’s violation of the policy

f)       The company’s policy was consistently applied

g)     The discipline was reasonable and proportional to the offense (i.e. the punishment fit the crime)

Progressive discipline in today's business world is the only way to help you correct poor or unacceptable behavior in your workplace. Whether it's dealing with tardiness, disrespectful behavior, stealing, sexual harassment, absenteeism, insubordination, destruction of company property, staying of their cellular phones, misusing company property, or you name it, these two eBooks are a tool you will keep close by at all times.

Some offenses deserve immediate termination like stealing or striking a coworker or customer. While others like tardiness, if addressed immediately, can be handled with progressive discipline.

Ready to Use Samples Include:

1.  Discipline Notice during Probationary Period

2.  Discipline Notice for Disrespectful Behavior

3.  Discipline Notice for Stealing or Removing Property without Permission

4.  Discipline Notice for Tardiness

5.  Termination Notice for Attendance

6.  Termination Notice for Repeated Poor Behavior

7.  Termination Notice for Sexual Harassment

8.  Termination Notice during Probationary Period

9.  Sick Leave Restriction Letter

10. Employee Discipline Form

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You also get ready-to-use employee policies that make it crystal clear what your business will allow or not allow

Leadership Skills for Life understands what your up against in today's workplace. Our eBook "Employee Manual Outline" is actually not an eBook at all.

It is actually an employee policy manual downloadable in Microsoft Word formatted to use as is or you can edit it to fit your needs specifically.

If you want to use it as it is simply insert your company name using the find and replace tool in "Word".

All the employee policies you need to protect your business.

Easily print and provide it to your employees.

Leadership Skills for Life also provides a well crafted employee receipt that your employees will sign acknowledging they have received their personal copy of the employee manual.

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Some Sample Pages from the Employee Manual Outline

Employee Manual Acknowledgment and Receipt

I have received my copy of the Employee Manual

This employee manual describes important information about “Insert Your Business Name Here” and moreover I have been given to understand that I should consult my supervisor and/or manager regarding any question whose answers are not available in this manual.  

I have entered into my employment relationship with “Insert Your Business Name Here” voluntarily and acknowledge that there is no specified length of employment. Accordingly, either I or “Insert Your Business Name Here” may dissolve the relationship at will, with or without cause, at any time, so long as there is not violation of applicable company regulations or federal or state laws.

I understand and agree that, other than the owner/ president/ chairman/managing director/CEO of the organization, no manager, supervisor or representative of “Insert Your Business Name Here” has any authority whatsoever to enter into any agreement for employment other than at will; only the owner/president/ chairman/managing director/CEO of the company has the authority to make any such agreement and then only in writing signed by the owner/president/ chairman/managing director/CEO r of “Insert Your Business Name Here”.

This manual and the policies and procedures that are contained in it supersede any and all prior practices, oral or written representations, or statements regarding the terms and conditions of my employment with “Insert Your Business Name Here”.  By distributing this employee manual to me, the company expressly revokes any and all previous policies and procedures that are inconsistent with those contained herein.

I understand that “except for my employment-at-will status” any and all policies and practices may be changed at any time by “Insert Your Business Name Here” and furthermore the company reserves the right to change my hours, wages and working conditions at any time it deems fit. All such changes will be communicated through official notices, and I understand that revised information may supersede, modify or eliminate existing policies. Only the owner/president/ chairman/managing director/CEO of “Insert Your Business Name Here” has the ability to adopt any revisions to the policies in this handbook.

I understand and agree that nothing in the this manual creates, or is intended to create, a promise or representation of continued employment and that employment at “Insert Your Business Name Here” is “employment at will”, which may be terminated at the will of either “Insert Your Business Name Here” or myself. Furthermore, I hereby acknowledge that this handbook is neither a contract of employment nor a legal document. I understand and agree that employment and all compensation associated with said employment can and indeed may be terminated with or without cause and with or without notice at any time by “Insert Your Business Name Here” or by myself.

I have received this employee manual, and I understand that it is my responsibility to read and comply with the policies contained in this manual as well as any revisions that may be made to it from time to time.

Employee's Signature

Employee's Name (Print)



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Drug-Free Workplace


Insert Your Business Name Here” has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe and productive work environment. Drug abuse of any drug, may well end up posing a severe threat to the health and safety of employees and to the security of our machinery as well as facilities. For these reasons “Insert Your Business Name Here” is committed to the elimination of drug and/or alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. Drug abuse may be broadly defined as:  ...  Rest of the written policy to be included in your purchase.

Alcohol free environment 

It is mandatory for all employees to report to work while being completely fit for duty, i.e., neither in an inebriated state nor hung over, after an all-night drinking binge. In other words all staff members should be free of any undesirable effects of excessive alcohol usage. Moreover, the consuming of any kind of alcoholic beverages in the premises of “Insert Your Business Name Here” is strictly prohibited. ...  Rest of the written policy to be included in your purchase.

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