Written Responses To Verbal Warnings

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about response to a warning:

What is the usual way an employee makes a written response to a verbal warning and what is the employer’s obligation?

Signed, Wondering

Dear Wondering:

I re-wrote your question, which was rather brief. If you want to ask something else, please send that question, only explain it in more detail. A verbal warning can be as simple as “Don’t do that again”, and nothing more is said. Or, it could be the first step in more serious actions, and a note could be made in the employee’s personnel files about it.

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