Christmas in July! Get $20 off professional membership with promo code JULY17 thru 7/31 >>>
Make sure supervisors know these common justifications for harassment are unacceptable.
Is your employee handbook ready for the changing world of work? With SHRM’s Employee Handbook Builder get peace of mind that your handbook is up-to-date.
60+ new SHRM Seminar dates in 10 U.S. cities and virtually.
Register for one or both and join us for affordable, effective professional development. August 7 & 8 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Here’s how constructive confrontation works: An alcohol- or drug-impaired employee will have identifiable employment issues that should tip off the supervisor that the person is a candidate for referral, says
Dan Hughes, director of the employee assistance program at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
“The supervisor schedules a conference with the employee and says, ‘Joe, I’ve noticed in the past six months you’ve called in sick a number of successive Mondays. You also called in sick after your last two vacations. And when you’re here, your performance is off. This is unacceptable. You’re not meeting minimum expectations, and I need to bring this to your attention. It’s not my job to get into your business, but we have the employee assistance program and these people are trained to help you. I think you should meet with them. It’s up to you, but whether you do or don’t I’m going to write you up unless you improve your attendance and performance.’ ”
The author, a contributing editor of
HR Magazine, is a lawyer and a professor of management studies at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Your session has expired. Please log in again before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
Become a SHRM Member
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 3,200 companies
[/_catalogs/masterpage/SHRMCore/Main.master][Title][SHRM Online - Society for Human Resource Management]