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

In the trial of most employment discrimination, harassment or retaliation cases, the employer’s documentation of its actions is critical.  An employer defending against these claims will need to be able to prove to a jury that it was its legitimate nondiscriminatory or non-retaliatory reason that motivated its actions as opposed to unlawful animus.  Contemporaneous written documentation of an