HR Competencies

  • Critical Evaluation


To provide participants with the toolkit necessary to effectively defend discipline and discharge decisions. This class explores the seven steps of “just cause” and how to use them effectively in both a unionized and non-unionized environment. While just cause is required to discipline or terminate a unionized employee, it can also be helpful in getting charges of discrimination dismissed, winning unemployment claims and having charges before the NLRB dismissed.

This informative and interactive class allows participants to work with and examine the basic principle underlying proper disciplinary procedures. Instruction, real life scenarios, and interactive discussions are used to provide participants with the practical knowledge needed to prove just cause.


  • Understand and implement the seven steps of just cause
  • Methods for establishing effective notice of rules among employees
  • Understand what constitutes a legitimate work rule
  • Be able to contextualize the employee’s entire work record when determining discipline
  • Identify and avoid disparate treatment
  • Determining the appropriate penalty to be administered
  • Identify the role of a supervisor in establishing just cause
  • Be able to plan and conduct an effective investigation
  • How to document discipline

Who Should Attend

Managers, supervisors, and human resources specialists


Employers Council staff attorney


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0.35 Continuing Education Units
Course ID #LABOR107

Class Details

Location:Employers Council, 1799 N Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203-1310
Time:8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Member Price:$145.00
Non-Member Price:$220.00
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