[Only one topic this week]
You are the HR director of a company. Your CEO comes to you and says
that he is having various issues with the office manager. Over the past
few weeks,the office manager has been arriving at work consistently
late. His direct supervisor has spoken to him several times about it,
and the manager says that he is having “personal issues”. Sometimes
during the day, although his jacket is thrown over his chair in his
office, no one can find him or reach him for several hours ata time. The
CEO suspects that he is slipping out of work during the day to resolve
other issues. Most of his reports are late, and when he does turn them
in, there are often frequent errors in the reports.
The CEO wants to terminate the office manager immediately, but is
willing to listen to your advice on progressive discipline and what
should be done with this employee.
He is also concerned that the employee might retaliate by claiming discrimination, since he is part of a minority group.
Write out a plan for the CEO, including steps of progressive
discipline, timing, documentation, and ultimately, termination, if the
earlier steps do not achieve the needed results.
Include steps that can be taken and documentation that may be needed
to protect the company against a possible claim of discrimination.