Q. We recently fired an employee because of insubordination and anger-issues. The termination meeting, not surprisingly, didn’t go well and the employee became very agitated. He made some statements that could be interpreted as vague threats against his supervisor and our company. Is there anything we can or should do to protect ourselves from this former employee?
A. This is a difficult and trying scenario. Private employers have the right to exclude unwanted and uninvited persons from their premises. If he comes back to your workplace, you can ask the former employee to leave immediately. You should tell him he is trespassing and that you will call the police if he does not leave immediately.
Of course, you should call the police right away if you observe any threatening behavior or actions.
Another option, in some circumstances, may be to seek a harassment restraining order from a court. In Minnesota, employers can obtain these court orders when there has been a physical assault (touching) or repeated verbal threats (oral or in writing).
Should the former employee then violate the order, the police could charge him or her.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/13871/what-can-we-do-to-protect-ourselves-a-worker-leveled-threats-after-we-fired-him "
- What are California's rules on employee access to personnel records?
- On-Site pharmacy kiosk pares lunchtime chore list
- Aggressive employee terrifies co-workers? Now that's failing to meet expectations!
- Insisting on '100% healed' may violate FMLA rules
- Office grapevine riper than ever? Aim for transparency