HELP- creative disciplinary actions for owner in family biz
My father and I work together in a family owned business. The company has 100-130 people and in the last few years added a non-family President to run day to day operations and reports to the Board of Directors. My father and I are both on the board and owners along with 2 other family members.
My father is very useful from his knowledge of the industry, contacts, etc. Typically he has limited duties, however on occasion he is assigned tasks. When he is assigned tasks he will periodically end up in a fit of profanity/temper tantrum, directed at no one, however not in the privacy of his office or car.
A recent outburst was probably the worst. Our outside President doesn`t want himself or the company in the situation of `special rules` because that could lead to a legal nightmare. The problem the President and Board have is how do we take disciplinary action when:
1) Any suspension - my father would only see as a vacation
2) Any withholding of pay - He is comfortable enough that a doc in pay is useless, unless it was a major % of compensation - which also sets bad precedence
Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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