Written warning letter – Failure to follow reasonable instructions
This letter is a template and should not be used without tailoring it to specific needs of the disciplinary
Private and confidential
First written warning
On the [date] you were issued with a verbal warning. As there had been further instances of you
failing to obey reasonable instructions you were subsequently required to attend a further hearing held
by myself, with [insert name and title of employee representative if required] on [insert date]. I
am writing to confirm the outcome of that disciplinary hearing.
After careful consideration of the matter it was decided that a written warning would be issued. The
reasons for this action along with expected improvements are detailed below.
Since your verbal warning, you have failed to obey instructions given to you by [name of
manager/person in authority]. [Insert reasons]. You