As an at-will employer, the Company may impose discipline whenever it determines it is necessary or appropriate.
Discipline may take various forms, including verbal counseling, written warnings, suspension, demotion, transfer, reassignment or termination.
You May Be Disciplined or Terminated
The discipline imposed will depend on the circumstances of each case; therefore, discipline will not necessarily be imposed in any particular sequence. Moreover, at any time the Company determines it is appropriate, an employee may be terminated immediately.
Every organization must have certain standards of conduct to guide the behavior of employees. Although there is no possible way to identify every rule of conduct, the following is an illustrative list (not intended to be comprehensive or to limit the Company’s right to impose discipline for any other conduct it deems inappropriate).
Discipline for Misconduct is Serious
Keep in mind that these standards of conduct apply to all employees whenever they are on Company property and/or conducting Company business in company cars or at customer’s homes.
Engaging in any conduct the Company deems inappropriate may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
- Falsification of Company records
- Unauthorized use or possession of property that belongs to the Company, a coworker, or of the public
- Possession or control of illegal drugs, weapons, explosives, or other dangerous or unauthorized materials
- Fighting, engaging in threats of violence or violence, use of vulgar or abusive language, horseplay, practical jokes or other disorderly conduct that may endanger others or damage property
- Insubordination, failure to perform assigned duties or failure to comply with the Company's health, safety or other rules
- Unauthorized or careless use of the Company's materials, equipment or property
- Unauthorized and/or excessive absenteeism or tardiness
- Lack of teamwork, poor communication, unsatisfactory performance, unprofessional conduct, or conduct improper for the workplace
- Sexual or other illegal harassment or discrimination
- Unauthorized use or disclosure of the Company's confidential information
- Violation of any Company policy