Employee Discipline Policy

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					This Employee Discipline Policy outlines the procedure for an organization to follow in
the event that employee discipline is necessary. The document sets forth steps that an
organization should take to discipline an employee, including notification procedures
and even firing an employee. Businesses or other organizations should use this form to
provide employees with a set of clear expectations and to create a policy and procedure
to formally address employee discipline. This form can be modified to fit the policy
needs of any employer.
Employee Discipline Policy

     [Company Name]

   [Company Address Line 1]

   [Company Address Line 2]

   Effective [Date Effective]
Table of Contents
Purpose: ........................................................................................................................................................ 2
Statement of Policy: ...................................................................................................................................... 2
Disciplinary Actions and Procedures: ........................................................................................................... 2
Written Reprimand........................................................................................................................................ 3
Suspension (with or without pay) ................................................................................................................. 3
Demotion—Loss of Duty .............................................................................................................................. 3
Termination ................................................................................................................................................... 4




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DISCIPLINE

Article 1


Purpose

To define the expectations of [Company] employees, reduce the likelihood of conflict, sustain
performance of employees, and to provide consistency in disciplinary situations, [Company] has
adopted a progressive discipline policy. Although this policy is progressive by design,
immediate supervisors in conjunction with [Company Executive Board] may repeat, modify, or
omit a level of discipline based upon the facts of the specific case.


Article 2


Statement of Policy

As an integral member of the [Company] team, employees are expected to accept certain
responsibilities and adhere to acceptable business practices. This demands that in public life,
employees refrain from any behavior that is in violation of [Company] personnel policies and
employee manual, that may be harmful or offensive to employee, its co-workers, or [Company],
or that might be viewed as unfavorable by the public at large.

Failure of an employee of [Company] to comply with [Company] the provisions set forth in the
personnel policies and employee manual or conduct by an employee which is injurious to
[Company]’s interests shall result in disciplinary actions that may include written reprimands,
suspension with or without pay, demotion, and/or termination of employment.


Article 3


Disciplinary Actions and Procedures:

Depending on the type and severity of the infraction, [Company] may apply any of the
disciplinary actions enumerated below. Immediate supervisors in conjunction with [Company
Executive Board] may repeat, modify, or omit a level of discipline based upon the facts of the
specific case. Disciplinary procedures will be administered consistently, and in a manner that is
intended to be corrective. However, nothing in this policy shall be construed to restrict
[Company]’s ability to immediately terminate an employee for grossly inappropriate behavior.



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Written Reprimand

Employee’s immediate supervisor together with the [Company Executive Board] will document
the problem in a letter to the employee. The immediate supervisor and [Company Executive
Board] will meet with the employee, present the letter, and explain the problem. During the
meeting, the immediate supervisor and [
				
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Description: This Employee Discipline Policy outlines the procedure for an organization to follow in the event that employee discipline is necessary. The document sets forth steps that an organization should take to discipline an employee, including notification procedures and even firing an employee. Businesses or other organizations should use this form to provide employees with a set of clear expectations and to create a policy and procedure to formally address employee discipline. This form can be modified to fit the policy needs of any employer.
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