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Employee Discipline: Doing it right

conf-vid-3The fourth session at First Reference’s Ontario Employment Law Conference on June 2, 2010, covers employee discipline.

The guiding principle coming out of the courts in the case of employee discipline is that, despite genuine concerns about an employee’s work performance and attitude, an employer cannot simply terminate without notice due to these concerns. The employer is required to utilize a system of progressive discipline in order to notify the employee of the problem and allow the employee to improve the situation.

Managing poor performance or behavioural problems is crucial to maintaining productivity and civil workplace conduct. Do so effectively and you can better position your organization for success, or better defend a final decision to terminate for cause. In this session you will learn:

  • Practical tips on how best manage poor performance and implement discipline
  • How to create a paper trail and implement an effective management technique
  • What the courts are saying on termination for “poor performance” or “poor behaviour”
  • How and when to terminate for cause

There is much more—come and learn how to manage absenteeism. Register for the 2010 Employment Law Conference, and Learn the latest! (Registrations now closed)

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B. Managing Editor

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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