Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about sex on the sidelines:
I have a member of staff who was acting inappropriately with her boyfriend in the workplace but she was not on duty at the time. It is a club where customers were present and saw it happen. People have asked that she be given a written warning but I’m not sure you can do this. Could you clarify the correct procedure please?
There are no hard and fast rules about warnings or other sanctions, since every situation is different. Some large companies have a progressive discipline program that moves from a verbal warning to a written warning before more serious sanctions or dismissal. However, there is always the option to jump the steps if the matter is very serious.