Cornell University

Effective Employee Discipline LR405

Not currently offered

This program currently has no scheduled dates.

Your disciplinary decisions are subject to rigorous scrutiny. As a result, anyone involved in formulating or implementing disciplinary decisions must have command of the principles of progressive discipline as well as a solid understanding of the best practices for administering discipline. At this workshop, experienced arbitrators and labour relations professionals will provide you with practical knowledge and insight about the discipline process. You will learn how to:

  • Understand the purpose of effective discipline
  • Identify the requirements of Just Cause and Progressive Discipline
  • Respond effectively and appropriately to disciplinary problems
  • Effectively conduct disciplinary interviews
  • Establish guidelines for preparing warning notices
  • Identify "past practice" and condoning behaviors
  • Manage past practices that affect the disciplinary process
  • Identify criteria used by arbitrators in deciding discipline cases
  • Handle excessive absenteeism and alcohol and drug abuse cases
  • Identify when an employer can discipline for off-duty or off-premises misconduct
  • Effectively terminate in cases Non-disciplinary Just Cause
  • Implement non-punitive disciplinary processes

Who Will Benefit

Labour relations, human resource, operations supervisors and managers involved in the administration of discipline

Open enrollment workshops can be taken individually or as part of a certificate in Contract Administration Studies or Collective Bargaining Studies. They are also available as Labour Relations Customized Programs for your organization.