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Tip Tuesday: 6 Reasons Managers Should Document Everything

October 27, 2020

As a manager, you should always remind yourself, did I write that down and file it in a safe place? Without proper documentation, you are at risk of various forms of liability on behalf of the employer. Below are 6 reasons managers should ALWAYS document, document, document!

1. Provides factual information

2. Helps employers remember the event(s) in case the issue doesn’t resurface for many months or even years 

3. Provides a signature line in which employee acknowledges he/she has received and reviewed information/policies 

4. Documents corrective action and shows employee was informed 

5. Protects employer from scrutiny over protected activity (race, gender, religion, etc.) 

6. Can reduce or eliminate employer liability