structuring warning/termination policy
How does your company structure its warning to termination policy and what documentation do you use for the process? Does general wording about "first step is verbal warning, second is first written, third is final written, last step termination" provide good guideline or develop a formal policy that can't be amended very easily. Example: if an employee gets so upset during a conversation that he/she tells his/her coworker to "fxxk off and get the fxxk out of my face," is that really just a verbal warning?
Our current wording seems to be too vague ("disclipline action may include any of the following: verbal or written warning, suspension, probation, termination, or other action") so I feel as if I'm starting from scratch here. Thanks in advance for your help.