Document, document, documentThorough files key for performance management, accommodation, complaintsBy Stuart Rudner and Brittany Taylor05/30/2016|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/30/2016 It is one thing to do the right thing, but quite another to prove it. That’s an issue employers often run into when it comes to a lack of documentation — whether relating to issues such as performance management, policies, misconduct and discipline, employee complaints — including allegations of workplace harassment or violence — and employee requests for accommodation. In the employment law world, it is not unusual for an employer to exclaim it “has had it” with an employee who “has been a disaster since day one,” only to find out the employee file contains average performance reviews and no indication of any concerns. Without this evidence, it will be virtually impossible for the employer to satisfy a court it had just cause for dismissal. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.