Good advice for all employers.  When an employer has a problem with an employee that might lead to discipline or termination, the employer should document all employment-related problems in case the employee files a lawsuit or takes other action against the employer.  Here is a summary of some of the important topics discussed in this article:

  • Document daily
  • Don’t just document the bad performers
  • Just the facts, ma’am
  • Provide periodic feedback
  • Avoid ‘Lake Wobegone’ evaluations
  • Not everyone can “exceed expectations”
  • Act promptly