About the Program:
Jeff Johnson delivers practical tools for navigating the disciplinary process, including coaching, warnings, performance improvement plans and even last chance agreements. His sharp and entertaining presentation includes sample disciplinary documents and he discusses the pros and cons of different progressive disciplinary systems.
Performance reviews strike fear into the hearts of managers and employees alike, (and frequently their legal counsel too). Johnson teaches tactics to relieve the tension and to create useful tools for the performance management of difficult employees. He details practical tips for creation and completion of written performance reviews and discusses how to avoid the mistakes that managers often make at review time.
No event is more fraught with legal danger for the manager (or her counsel) than the actual termination of an employee. Johnson dissects the process from the moment the termination meeting begins, to the time the employee has left the company premises, through the long list of post-termination issues.
Even if you’ve got all the standard bases covered, there are still common but difficult situations in the disciplinary process: the discipline of employees who have complained of discrimination or are injured or disabled; the termination of employees on FMLA leave; the discipline of employees for off-duty conduct that arguably affects the workplace; and the obligations of an employer to grant religious accommodations.
Finally, learn to recognize and avoid the eight "Quick and Easy Ways to Get Sued by Your Problem Employees." Johnson has spent a highly-acclaimed career helping in-house counsel and human resources professionals successfully prevent and react to all types of employment claims.