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Disciplinary Levels, Subjects, and Prior Notifications

The Golden Rule of Progressive Discipline is simply this: It’s not enough for a company to merely document discipline; managers have to be able to demonstrate their affirmative efforts at rehabilitating their employees. Here’s how it’s done.

To begin our venture into the world of progressive discipline, we’ve got to look at the anatomy of the proposed format. If an infraction of company rules has occurred, performance has fallen below an expected minimum level of output, or the work flow has been impeded as a result of unauthorized absence or tardiness, it may be time to prepare a disciplinary notice. In this chapter, we’ll discuss the first four parts of the write-up template: the heading, ...

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