Letter of first/second warning template
Warning letters are useful to confirm and address a performance or conduct
issue with an employee. You usually issue an employee with a warning letter
after meeting with them to discuss the problem. Following this process can help
resolve issues before the situation becomes worse.
There is no legal requirement to provide formal written warnings or a certain
number of warnings. However, to determine whether an employee was unfairly
dismissed, the Fair Work Commissionwill consider if the employee was:
warned about performance or conduct issues, and
provided a reasonable opportunity to improve their performance and conduct.
You can find more information on this topic in the Best Practice Guide on
managing underperformance. If you are unsure how to manage a performance
or conduct issue, seek advice from a lawyer or your employer association.
Please note that warnings may not be appropriate in some cases of serious
misconduct. The Termination of e