Employee Conduct and Discipline Policy
Author: Jason Habinsky, Haynes & Boone
When to Use This Policy
Before beginning work, employees should know what conduct is expected at work and the employer's disciplinary policy. If there is not an established policy, employees can argue that the employer failed to provide notice of prohibited conduct and employees were not informed of the possibility of disciplinary proceedings. The policy should also reiterate the employer's position that all employment is at-will.
The employee conduct and discipline policy should be communicated to employees before beginning employment, and the employer should make sure that employees sign and acknowledge that they have received a copy of the policy and understand it.