Notification to Employee / Staff

First Written Warning

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This is a first written warning letter issued by an employee to an employee for poor performance. 

The letter begins by providing details of a previously held capability hearing. It states that following the hearing, it was resolved that a first written warning should be issued to the employee. 

It goes on to state that particular improvements are required of the employee by a stated date. Failure to meet these targets by the specified date may result in further action in accordance with the company's disciplinary procedure. 

How to use this Document?

This letter should be used by employers to issue a first written warning to an employee for poor performance.

This letter should be issued by an employer in accordance with any, already established, internal disciplinary procedures for capability and poor performance. 

It should be carefully read by the employer before sending. An employer may also decide to create a carbon copy of this letter, which can be filed with the human resources of the organisation. 

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Document Type:

Letter / e-mail / note / correspondence


Business > Human Resource / Employment > Human Resource / Workplace Issue






performance review








areas of improvement


last chance


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