I recently wrote about the importance of documenting employee performance deficiencies. I also tried to outline several items to consider including in that performance documentation. You can read my post here.
This week, two fellow blawggers posted additional examples about why documenting employee performance problems is essential. Jay Shepherd at Gruntled Employees provides a humorous post on why "writing it down" is essential to winning a suit against a disgruntled employee.
Next, Michael Fox at Jotting by an Employer’s Lawyer summarizes a real world example where the employer’s failure to document the alleged performance problems caused it, in part, to lose a case against a former employee.
Keep these examples in mind when considering whether to document instances of employee misconduct or performance deficiencies.