Question for the other leaders in here:
I have a rep whose performance is sporadic, and somewhat mediocre. He tends to be late to internal meetings, and has missed a few, which is something that is not a good. look obviously. For a time he was away on medical leave, and recently missed another meeting and gave a separate medical issue with a family member as the reason he didn't attend.
I typically err on the side of trusting people, but this has become a thorn in my side, and I am ready to initiate a PIP for both performance and tardiness/absence. The one caveat is myself and my boss are both somewhat concerned that this could be viewed as discriminatory based on the medical side of explanations.
Has anyone dealt with a similar situation, and if so, how? If not, still open to advice.