Where an employee is not performing, does formal action follow its own policy or fall under disciplinary or grievance procedures?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 6 December 2011
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If an employee is not performing to a level which an employer is reasonably entitled to expect, it would be important for a performance improvement process to be initiated with the employee. The objective of this process is to afford the employee a reasonable opportunity to improve prior to taking any form of disciplinary action. An employer may have its own performance improvement policy which prescribes the process.

However, if there is no such policy in place, the employer should write to the employee in question and outline its concerns regarding his/her performance. The employee

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