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    Different Approaches for Disciplining Employees

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    There are numerous discipline issues that can arise in any organization. Listed below are different situations that could indicate the need for disciplinary action. For each situation, indicate what type of disciplinary action would be appropriate and why. In your answer explain how your suggested approach to this situation would avoid any potential legal or ethical issues. Less than 250 words total.

    An employee has been missing staff meetings on a consistent basis. The supervisor has already issued an oral warning.

    An employee has a 30% error rate in data entry for a high tech company.

    An employee is absent from work, on a yearly average, 15% of the time.

    An employee is arrested for drunk driving off duty.

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    The approaches that would avoid any legal or ethical issues:
    An employee has been missing staff meetings on a consistent basis. The supervisor has already issued an oral warning.
    Important assignments and instructions for the employee should be announced at staff meetings even if the employee is not present. This usually improves attendance at staff meeting. If the employee continues to miss the meetings he should be given a written warning based on the records of minutes of the staff meetings. Finally, if he continues to ignore the staff meetings he should be ...

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    This solution talks about the principles of disciplining employee in any organization. It explores the different approaches that can be used in different circumstances.

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