Workplace Discipline

Workplace Discipline

As an employer, it is inevitable that you will be required to discipline employees from time-to-time during their employment.

Employers have options on how to implement disciplinary action. Ertl Lawyers can assist in finding the best course of action to discipline employees depending on the nature and severity of the behaviour — to avoid costly legal consequences.

David Ertl has been a trusted advisor to employers for 20 years, be it corporations, non-profits, partnerships, or sole proprietor ships.

Ertl Lawyers works closely with human resource professionals, managers, and owners to make sure that they are disciplining employees the right way.

Types of Discipline

Common disciplinary matters that Ertl Lawyers can help employers with include:

  • Progressive Discipline
  • Record keeping of verbal and written warnings
  • Performance improvement plans
  • Suspension
  • Demotion
  • Termination

How We Help Employers With Disciplinary Matters

Common issues that Ertl Lawyers helps employers with include:

  • Drafting and implementation of disciplinary policies
  • Drafting of enforceable employment contracts that address termination for cause
  • Advising on appropriate steps to ensure the problem is fixed
  • Assisting with workplace investigations
  • Appropriately advising HR on terminations
  • Defending against wrongful terminations
  • Assisting with on-going operational procedures to keep employees up to date on policies, procedures and potential consequences of poor behaviour

Ertl Lawyers Can Help Your Business Too

Ertl Lawyers works with companies’ human resource professionals, managers, and owners to understand their goals and implement workplace discipline strategies that align with those goals.

We work with employers in across all industries, including:

    • Manufacturing
    • Accommodation and Food Services
    • Small Business
    • Professional Services
    • Arts and Entertainment
    • Travel
    • Tech Start-Ups
    • Agricultural
    • Construction
    • Commerce
    • Trades

      We’ve learned from past experience that taking steps, without legal advice, to discipline an employee can have unintended consequences. Our go-to lawyer is David Ertl. Sometimes, all it takes is a quick phone call with David to give us guidance on the proper way to discipline to avoid the pitfalls and landmines of employment law.



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      Contract Drafting
      Workplace Policies
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      Duty to Accommodate
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