Tip Tuesday: How to Draft Discipline Letters Under a Collective Bargaining Agreement
August 16, 2022

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
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