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Are you about to issue a disciplinary warning? If so, did you first follow this procedure?

by , 09 October 2015
So, one of your employees comes to work late without any understandable reason.

Depending on your company's policy, you could either give her a verbal or written warning.

But before even thinking of issuing a disciplinary, you must follow these nine steps:

Step#1:
Make sure the employee is guilty of the offence.
 
Step#2:
Meet up privately with the accused employee and explain the accusation. Ensure she understands it.
 
Step#3:
Give her a chance to present her side of the story and carefully consider it.
 
 
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Step#4:
Carry out further investigations.
 
 
Step#5:
Make a decision, based on the facts, whether she's guilty or not.
 
Step#6:
You must inform the employee of your decision and provide adequate reasons for it.
 
Step#7:
Let the employee know exactly what's expected of her in future. Also let her know what measurements you'll take to monitor her in ensuring that she meets the requirements.
 
Step#8:
Look into any assistance you can give her in order for her to overcome any potential obstacles in terms of achieving the requirements.
 
Step#9:
Issue a warning to the employee an official warning.
 
 
Those were nine steps that you should follow BEFORE issuing a disciplinary warning.
 
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