Invitation to employee to attend the final formal discussion about their performance
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What’s an invitation to an employee to attend the final formal discussion about their performance and when do you need it?
This invitation to a meeting follows on from the earlier stages in your performance improvement process.
You will need this one where you have already had several meetings with the employee and issued them with a first formal written warning notice concerning their levels of performance – specifically, that they are not satisfactory.
If the employee’s performance has still not improved in spite of these earlier steps, this letter is the next one in the series.
You should only use this suite of materials in relation to employees. If you were to apply your performance improvement proceedings, to someone who is not an employee, or to treat them in an equivalent manner, this could lead inadvertently to an employment tribunal concluding that that individual does in fact have employment status – including the enhanced rights attaching to such status.
It would be better to seek specific advice on how to handle anyone whose behaviour is a problem, but who is not an employee.