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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Documenting Employee Performance by Terry L. Fitzwater

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PERFORMANCE-RELATED TERMINATION: PROCEDURE AND DOCUMENTATION

If you have legitimately reached this drastic step of the disciplinary process, you have exhausted all the possibilities afforded by verbal, written, and final discussions. You have coached the employee, followed up, and found the employee entirely unwilling or unable to modify the problem behavior. You have documented the disciplinary process faithfully, using the proper formats and ensuring your documentation is clear and understandable. You have reached the point where you have no other choice. Anything less than the above means you have not reached this step legitimately and should reconsider your decision to terminate.

Preparation

When indeed termination is necessary, be ready ...

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