Trinidad And Tobago
October 13, 2006 9:20am CST
Hi, I just want to get samples of the disciplinary Actions in a company's Handbook.
23 Oct 06
Disciplinary actions are usually nothing more than verbal or written "warnings" for a behaviour that goes against policy-they are documented or recorded and kept in the file of the employee. An example would be a written warning (which the employee agrees to and signs) regarding tardiness. If an employee is late more than once without reason, this may be done. Generally, the pattern is as follows, and can be employed for a repeated offense, or different offenses commited by the same individual: verbal warning;written warning (up to as many as the comapny allows); final warning; suspension; termination. Of course, these are rarely used if the offense is something that could threaten the health and well-being of others or the company; then it would be an automatic dismissal. Sometimes a demotion or "probationary period" contract may be drawn-up, but I've never had experience with that. (Although it would clearly outline what is expected, the time frame, and outcomes.)