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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment by Terry L. Fitzwater

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TERMINATION

Most organizations have a progressively scaled discipline process that has several phases before termination. Something like this:

•   Verbal

A first meeting to discuss issues

•   Written

A second meeting/opportunity to discuss and resolve continuing issues

•   Final

A final meeting/opportunity to discuss and resolve continuing issues

•   Discharge

 

If the employee refuses to change his or her problematic behavior, he or she is “walked” through the process.

There are some situations in which the requirement for progressive discipline is waived. Sexual harassment is one of those issues. It is a violation where termination is a possibility on a first violation. It is a behavior most juries will not tolerate, particularly ...

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