Tip Tuesday: How to Draft Discipline Letters Under a Collective Bargaining Agreement
When drafting discipline warnings, termination letters, or responding to grievances, first make sure you are following negotiated time limits!
- Rely on your investigation discovery to briefly explain why the employee is being disciplined
- Note any contractual provisions, rules, procedures, or policies that have been violated
- Reference, if applicable, any training, signed acknowledgment, or other proof that demonstrates the employee was aware of the rule and violated it
- If a suspension is involved, specify the dates of suspension to apply