Launch holds each of its employees to certain work rules and standards of conduct. When an employee deviates from these rules and standards, the employee’s supervisor will take appropriate action.
Performance management is progressive. That is, the action taken in response to a rule infraction or violation of standards typically follows a pattern increasing in seriousness until the infraction or violation is corrected.
The usual sequence of performance management includes an oral warning, a written warning, suspension, and finally termination of employment. Dependent upon the seriousness of the infraction, the circumstances surrounding the matter, and the employee’s previous record, Launch reserves the right to deviate from the usual sequence as noted above.
Though committed to a progressive approach to performance management, Launch considers certain rule infractions and violations of standards as grounds for immediate termination of employment. These include but are not limited to: violations of policies set forth in the employee handbook and/or Additional Policies Manual, theft in any form, insubordinate behavior, fighting or threatening violence in the workplace, any misconduct concerning a child/student, vandalism or destruction of company property, being on company property during non-business hours without prior authorization, the use of company equipment without prior authorization, untruthfulness about personal work history, skills, or training, divulging business practices, violation of safety or health rules; and misrepresentations of Launch to a another employee, a prospective employee, or the general public.