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There’s a reason for all those disciplinary rules!

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There’s no point in having rules if nobody is going to follow them. It’s even more troublesome if they are followed sometimes, but not always. That’s a recipe for a discrimination lawsuit.

Instead, train supervisors to coordinate all discipline through HR. Then create a tracking system so you know exactly which employees were disciplined and when, as well as the final result.

That’s especially important if you have a progressive discipline system. For example, you should be able to easily pull up every employee’s disciplinary history and show that the employee received a copy, acknowledged an oral warning or was counseled.

Consider what happened in the following case when recordkeeping lapsed.

Recent case: Bryan worked in the auto service department at a Walmart for about a year before he was fired. The retailer has a detailed progressive discipline program called “Coaching for Improvement Policy.” It identifies types of dis...(register to read more)

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