Progressive discipline policy

More severe discipline for health and safety violations
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 08/25/2010

Question: We have a five-step progressive discipline process which includes a verbal warning, two written warnings, suspension with final written warning, and finally termination. However, our policy provides that for health and safety infractions, there is only one written warning, followed by immediate termination for a second offence. Would this be sufficient to establish just cause?