My Friend is on PIP and at the edge of termination. Need advice!
Posted on 2011-03-02
My friend is on PIP (Personal improvement program) of his company and is at the edge of termination with in a month. So i need advice to settle this issue,
Reason for PIP is his under performance. (not meeting the deadlines)
Reason for the under performance of the employee is :
Employees "team lead" is getting "rude" with the employee for minor issues and it reduces the confidence of employee to work on maximum efficiency.
All employees of the company talks in regional language, as a Multi national company employees are supposed to talk in "English". As the employee is not fit to the regional language that they are speaking he cannot perform well in understand things quickly.
Not behaving equally, As he( Person A) is in the team of 4 ( Person A,B,C,D ) with a team lead ( Person B) and the project manager ( Person D) is working remotely. Team lead ( Person B) treats my friend unequally, like talking to the other employee ( Person C) with all time, taking him ( Person C) for coffee, or asking other employee to take interview to recruit employees to his team by ignoring my friend ( Person A) .
NB: Person B is performing well.
What legal actions my friend can take? if yes what evidences he has to collect before terminating from the company?
How he can have a compromise with the company to settle everything ?
My friend has total 4 years experience in IT industry as software engineer.
He is in current company for 10 months.
Performance Review of my friend in previous company was average.
But first performance review of candidate of present company of my friend was bad, at this point of time my friend has raised all the above concerns. Reason A in personal meeting and Reason B in team meeting. Reason C is not yet disclosed.
For this reason, my friend has been put in PIP.
Previous history of the team:
One person ( having 5 year experience) quit the team within 6 months of joining and my friend is the replacement for him.Reason for quitting as he is saying is his previous employer is calling back.
Please advice ! And like to know what is the after effects of termination.