Warning letters play a crucial role in the disciplinary process under employment matters. They are an important tool used by employers to communicate about an employee’s conduct, performance, or behavior that is not condoned. Employers have the authority to issue written warnings when an employee breaches the organization’s disciplinary code or fails to meet expected standards of work or conduct. It is imperative for employers to follow a fair and lawful disciplinary process when issuing and terminating an employee on account of warning letters issued to the employee to avoid potential legal claims for unfair dismissal or breach of labor laws. In this article, our Ms. Faith Khaemba addresses the relevance and application of warning letters in disciplinary proceedings for employment matters, the validity of warning letters, and their impact on subsequent disciplinary actions.
- September 14, 2023
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