We offered an employee with performance issues a last chance to save his job by meeting the requirements of a Performance Improvement Plan but he refused to sign. Can we hold him to the Plan anyway?
No, you can’t hold the employees to the terms of the Performance Improvement Plan if he won’t sign it. But there are other alternatives.
Talk to Employee: Explain that the Plan is his last chance, find out why he won’t sign it and take steps to address his concerns and get his signature.
Terminate: If negotiation fails, you should be able to terminate the employee for poor performance and refusing to sign a Performance Improvement Plan that addresses it. Caveat: The Plan must be fair, clear and reasonable and consistent with the terms of applicable collective agreements and HR policies.