To provide participants with the tool kit 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
Managers, supervisors, and human resources specialists