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 any 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 any 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.

Ertl Lawyers are employment counsel for employers in a variety of industries including:

  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Travel
  • Manufacturing
  • Trades
  • Professional Services
  • Accommodation and Food Services

Type of Discipline:

Common disciplinary assistance that Ertl Lawyers can help employers with on include:

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

Legal Help with Discipline

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

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.

 

– EMPLOYER, MANUFACTURING, MISSISSAUGA

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We are employment counsel to small and medium-sized businesses across Ontario.
We provide outstanding service in employment matters including:

Contract Drafting
Workplace Policies
Hiring and Dismissals
Human Resources Advice
Litigation Counsel
Duty to Accommodate
Workplace Investigations
Legislative / Regulatory Compliance

Call us today. Our help can make all the difference.

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