You’ve worked there a long time. You got good reviews. Then, out of the blue, a 90-day PIP. Where did that come from?

Has this happened to you or someone you know? You’ve enjoyed where you work, always done well, your efforts were appreciated. Then it seems like nothing you do is any good. Suddenly, you’re put on a 90-day period Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). “Improve your work – or you’re out!”

“Wait! What???”

Perhaps your work has suffered, because of ill health, for instance, and you haven’t been doing the fine job you did before.

Or maybe the boss is trying to fire you illegally and the PIP is being used as a means to get rid of you with the pretext that it’s your fault.

Ask yourself. Are you or do you feel like you’re suddenly being discriminated against because of your age? This happens. People 20 years younger than you can decide you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re not up to date, you’re too slow to get the work done, and so they want you out.

Or maybe you’re not of the right religion or race or nationality or belong to some other protected group. If that’s why they want you out, that would be illegal as well.

Whether that’s happening to you or someone you know, when it does, perhaps you should consult an attorney to discuss the facts.

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