Professionally Designed Employee Corrective Action and Discharge

Corrective Action Process Defined

Situations Requiring Effective Employee Corrective Action

*A decline in employee’s job performance.
*An employee is angry or withdrawn.
*Employee is consistently complaining.
*They ignore constructive criticism.
*Their Behavior is negatively affecting others.
*Attendance issues.

The Basic Corrective Action Process

Both policies and standards should outline the corrective action process in the event the “rules” are broken. The most common process is:

  1. Verbal Warning
  2. Written Warning
  3. Final Written Warning
  4. Suspension
  5. Separation

Some employers worry that corrective action taken after a work injury will look like retaliation. To get past this belief, employers must apply corrective action consistently for all broken rules. If one employee breaks the rules and doesn’t hurt himself or damage property, he should be written up the same way as someone who wasn’t so lucky.

It also is important to document progressive corrective action. Take each of the five steps above unless a serious infraction has occurred.  Don’t skip corrective action steps out of anger or frustration.


We provide procedures, forms, and processes for taking corrective actions, up to and including discharge terminations. You receive an Exit Interview Questionnaire to track Turnover tracking system and analysis. Termination checklists and forms. You will learn how to create useful unemployment claims guidelines. Department of Labor responses and preparing to defend terminations. Protecting against wrongful terminations and preserving “At-Will” status. We will provide Corrective Action Guideline Implementations that are easy to comprehend. We are positively addressing performance challenges without causing defensiveness, low morale, or legal issues. Unemployment insurance claim measurements to define a winning strategy.


Clear policy guidelines on when and how to take corrective action Addressing performance challenges in a positive fashion, without causing defensiveness, low morale or legal trouble When and how to discharge employees Winning unemployment insurance claims


"I have been working with HR Service for over a year now and they have been a great resource for my company. HR Services has helped me evaluate our current HR practices and lay the foundation to strategically and tactically build up a HR Department in a new and growing company. The consultants are knowledgeable in all aspects of the HR field and are very friendly and willing to help me with everything I need, from providing HR forms, advising me on employee relation issues, and keeping me informed on employment law changes. I have learned how to be a more effective HR leader because of HR Service."

Emily Dance


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