Termination and Discipline in the Workplace

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Termination and Discipline in the Workplace


A manager’s job goes beyond supervising; in fact, managers have to make difficult decisions that can affect the company, employees and possibly the public depending on the situations. He or she takes an important role in hiring, performance evaluations, discipline, and terminations. In order to make difficult decision managers need to be educated with the state and federal laws, and the company’s policies and procedures. All managers should communicate and provide clear instructions on how they expect their employees to act. This communication allows employees to be aware of their moral and ethical duty to represent the ethics and expectations on the job. Employees and especially managers face many difficult issues in the working environment that can range from sexual harassment, treating people unfairly, safety regulations, violence, dishonesty, violations of rights, company policies, state and federal laws along with credit union violations, and many more. No matter what the level of position held, all employees have an obligation morally and ethically to report any misconduct. The next question you may ask is what is moral, right and ethical? Companies design policies and procedures to guide their employees on what is morally and ethically acceptable to the company’s standards. Because the work environment includes many different cultural and diverse groups these policies also help in promoting harmony in the working environment. Managers want to be ethical and they sometimes encounter their subordinates not being ethical. A manager should always address and report any unethical conduct by anyone including other leaders in the company. Managers may face serious...
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