Dealing with poor performance

What to do with an employee who doesn't seem to care about the job he's doing
By Brian Kenny
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/21/2009

Question: A two-year employee has been making errors at work and doesn’t seem to care. We have worked to ensure instructions are clear and spoken to the employee about the errors but he just makes different errors each time. We have given him his first written warning and discussed suspension, but his attitude is that it will hurt us more than him. Business is slow but a layoff wouldn’t be the answer because we don’t want him back. What would he be entitled to if we dismissed him?