Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)

A Performance Improvement Plan (“PIP”) is used when an employee’s performance is allegedly subpar.  Typically, the employee is given a certain amount of time to correct the behavior and meet the goals.  Failing to meet the goals usually results in termination.  If an employee is placed on a PIP, it is usually a warning sign that the end of employment may be near. 

When an employee is placed on a PIP, this can also be evidence of an employer’s discrimination or retaliation depending on the timing and the circumstances.  The Case Law Firm can assist in assessing the situation and developing an exit strategy as well as analyze whether the PIP may be evidence of other unlawful activity, such as discrimination or retaliation.