In any workplace, there will, inevitably, be instances of employee misconduct. This type of behaviour can range from absenteeism or “cyberslacking” to offensive actions and comments.
When it comes to employee misconduct, employers must act consistently, quickly and fairly. Types of behaviour to look out for include: consistently disrupting others’ work; passing along offensive jokes (by email or IM); refusing to follow direction; criminal activity; and, excessive absences. Employers can look to Rudner MacDonald for assistance on planning the appropriate strategy to deal with employee misconduct. We can advise you with respect to monitoring and investigating employee conduct, assessing the appropriate discipline, and defending your chosen course of action.