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Staff Member acting out and being disruptive for being written up

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

September 26, 2017

 

Question:

Jennifer,

I finally wrote up an employee who is consistently late, and now she is causing more problems by constantly complaining about the write up and causing a stir in the office. What should I do now?  I have your standard employment handbook we worked on last year as a basis for conduct. 

Thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Dr. R

Answer: 

Fire her.  You are as strong as your weakest link.  She clearly has lateness and behavioral issues.  If you are not ready to fire her, it seems you have justification for addressing her conduct again by write up.  Make sure you have a witness and request her to sign off on the write up.  Use the handbook as a basis for conduct she is not following.  If you would like assistance with wording the write up, need a witness or assistance with handling the sit down, call me direct and we will address, or either myself or one of our employment team can come in and assist.


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