May an employer include disciplinary documents in an employee's personnel file?
Author: Marta Moakley, XpertHR Legal Editor
It depends. The following information may be included in an employee's personnel file:
- Disciplinary warnings or notices signed by the employee's supervisor and the employee; and
- Any termination information (if applicable).
However, detailed disciplinary documents, including the information regarding a disciplinary investigation or witness statements, should not be included in an employee's personnel file. Instead, these documents should be included in a legal or investigative file.