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4 principles for creating a progressive discipline system

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employees talkingThe most reliable way to protect your organization from wrongful termination charges is to establish and enforce a system of progressive discipline.

It allows you to ensure that any employee fired because of inferior performance was treated fairly and in accordance with your policies.

No state or federal law requires a company to establish a progressive discipline policy. But if you do promise one, make sure you follow it. Progressive penalty is an important part of progressive discipline, but it is only one element of the overall system. An employee must understand the reason for the penalty and be given an opportunity to correct the behavior.

Keep these four principles in mind when establishing a new progressive discipline system or evaluating an existing one:

Principle No. 1: Generosity

The object of progressive discipline should be to rehabilitate employees, not punish them. Always ask an employee for the reason behind t...(register to read more)

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