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Dealing with Problem Employees - A Two Part Series - Part 1 Print E-mail
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Friday, 04 January 2013 10:20

As managers and supervisors, one of the most disagreeable and difficult tasks that we face is that of disciplining employees for performance issues.  In today's work environment, we are bound by rules and regulations that demand that disciplinary actions be carried out in a manner that is not arbitrary, unfair or perceived to be discriminatory.  In this two-part series, we will examine important aspects of the employee disciplinary process to help you effect the change your organization needs in a way that minimizes your legal risks.

Part 1 - The Four Steps of Corrective Action

In this first part of this two-part series, we will review the major steps to follow when disciplining an employee.

Of course, the first course of action should always be to motivate and encourage your employees to perform at standards that are acceptable. However, we will inevitably be faced with "problem employees" or employees who, for whatever reason, just cannot perform the necessary duties of the job. In this scenario we are forced to take progressive disciplinary action; here are human resource standards that will help you "stay out of trouble:"  Click here to read more.

About the authors: M. Alexandra Johnson, FACHE and Wilma N. Torres, CPC are principals at Coleman Consulting Group.  For additional information about the firm or to request a complimentary no-obligation consultation, please call 954.578.3331 or email  

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