Discipline when dashed romance affects work

  • October 15, 2014

Bad relationships can affect employees in surprising ways. When a romance ends, anger and frustration at home can wind up infecting the workplace. You can discipline...

Handle an insubordinate employee

  • July 01, 2014

When an employee is insubordinate, it’s important to address it right away. Take a stand and make it clear that you will not tolerate the behavior.

Use documentation to show insubordination

  • October 29, 2013

Some employees will never be happy and seem to do everything possible to interfere with a normal, well-functioning workplace. When that’s the case, don’t...

Insubordinate employee … or not?

  • January 22, 2013

Problem: If an employee’s insubordinate behavior was caused by her bipolar disorder and you fire her, is the termination a violation of the Americans with...

ALL CAPS EMAIL? That’s no credible threat

  • December 12, 2012

How belligerent does an email have to be to warrant firing the sender for willful misconduct and threatening a co-worker? A court has concluded that typing in all...

Progressive discipline: legal issues

  • October 06, 2012

Progressive discipline policies are not mandated by either state or federal employment laws. But legal issues often arise from the application of progressive discipline...