In today’s down economy, nearly every termination and layoff is fraught with risk. Layoffs are supposed to be blind on issues of race, sex, age, etc. But, if you are making these decisions in the dark, you are making a big mistake that could prove very costly. Before implementing a layoff, it’s crucial to review the demographics of who is staying and who is leaving.
- Discharging ill employee for performance? Better make sure you can prove it
- Worried promotion might fail? Take a chance anyway
- Conduct exit interviews only if they'd be fruitful
- Even if managers go rogue, you can defend terminations by conducting independent review
- Employee returning from FMLA? Alter pay only in rare situations