Q. About three months ago, we gave a marginal employee who is pregnant a pay raise in hopes that it would improve her job performance by boosting her morale. Unfortunately, her performance has gone from bad to worse. If we fire her for
A. Fortunately, several courts have said that just because an employee receives a raise shortly before termination, this doesn't necessarily provide a pretext for discrimination. According to one court, it's the employee's performance at the time of the discharge that matters.
Moreover, an employer may have different reasons for giving raises despite performance. For example, it may be giving across-the-board pay increases or, as in your case, be attempting positive reinforcement. Thus, a recent salary increase alone doesn't necessarily indicate that you were satisfied with the worker's performance.
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/858/raise-doesnt-prove-employee-was-succeeding "