The-definition.com

Definition

Just cause

Just cause is a legal term used as the guiding principle utilized by employers whenever engaging in some form of corrective action or discipline for employees. Just cause is determined by examining the reasonableness of the discipline according to a set of guiding principles (i.e. was the employee adequately forewarned that the particular behavior would result in discipline or termination; management conducted a fair and objective investigation of the facts prior to administering any discipline; rules, orders, and disciplinary action must be applied in a consistent and non-discriminatory manner; discipline must be reasonably related to the seriousness of the offense and the employee’s past work record, etc.)

Share it:  Cite

More from this Section

  • Salary Compression
    Salary compression refers to a salary inequity problem, generally caused by inflation, ...
  • Family-friendly Benefits
    Family-friendly (or work-life) benefits- benefits such as child care, elder care, fitness ...
  • Sex discrimination
    Sex discrimination can be defined as discriminatory conduct or actions based on sex or ...
  • Scientific Management Movement
    Scientific management movement is a management approach that emphasized improving work ...
  • Wage gap
    Wage gap is the difference in pay between female employees and male employees who are ...