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Be prepared to comply with Minnesota’s requirement to explain involuntary termination

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Minnesota employers have to walk through a minefield in order to terminate someone.

Consider, for example, what might happen if the newly discharged employee asks for a written explanation of her termination. Offer one that’s less than honest, and you may be violating Minnesota’s Section 181.933, which provides that an “employee who has been involuntarily terminated may … request in writing that the employer inform the employee of the reason for the termination.” The employer must then “inform the terminated employee in writing of the truthful reason for the termination.”

Recent case: Jessica was an account executive for a company that supplies retailers, including the Chico’s clothing chain. She took FMLA leave when she developed breast cancer and returned to work after treatment. She got a pay increase after a positive performance review.

Then a new owner purchased the company. He met with the HR director and proposed cutt...(register to read more)

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