Updated to incorporate Maine Marijuana Legalization Act provision, effective February 1, 2018.
Updated to include retaliation protections in Chicago hotel safety ordinances, effective January 7, 2018.
Updated to include retaliation protections in the domestic violence leave law, effective January 1, 2018.
Updated to reflect law protecting employers from negligent hiring claims, effective January 1, 2018.
An employer may use this policy to formalize the disciplinary policy, including disciplinary procedures and work rules, in a written document that may be included in the employee handbook. Weak or inconsistent responses to insubordination lead to poor morale, decreased productivity and low employee retention; just as important, lack of uniformity in the application of disciplinary rules can lead to discrimination lawsuits.
An employer may use this policy to inform employees that it is committed to doing business legally and ethically. A Whsitleblower Policy will help to reassure employees that they can disclose misconduct without fear of retaliation.
HR and legal considerations regarding fair and consistent employee discipline. Advice on disciplining with effective results, no discrimination.