Progressive Discipline Policy

The trend with this policy is to provide detailed outlines for steps the company will take if / when someone fails to perform. The problem is that the details in too many cases tie the company to a set of steps they must take, setting the stage for a case of discrimination if you deviate from the guidelines set forth. Use the terms “generally” and “could include” as solid qualifying language. Keep things loose and at the discretion of the company. The less specifically outlined the better.