Firing

There’s danger in every aspect of firing, from WARN Act layoffs and exit interviews to constructive discharge and more.

Learn how to fire an employee and sidestep wrongful termination lawsuits, with battle-tested firing procedures, and employment termination letters. At last, you can fire at will!

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If your organization's job application doesn't include a "statement of accuracy," add one fast. In signing, applicants promise they've given complete and accurate answers. Such statements provide a solid legal basis ...
When you provide references about former employees, keep quiet about whether the ex-employee had sued the company in the past. And train managers to do the same. Spilling the beans about ...
Your organization counts on its supervisors to motivate employees. But that doesn't give supervisors free rein to use whatever tactics necessary. As the following case proves, you have the right, and, ...
It happens to every manager: You sit down to prepare a staff member’s review and realize you can remember only what the person has done the past few weeks. Or you allow only a single incident (good or bad) to color your assessment. If you’re relying solely on your memory to evaluate employee performance, you’re [...]
Run supervisors through some basic training on strict
military-leave law. Why? More than 168,000 National Guard and reservists are currently on active duty and Congress is considering changes that would ...
Make sure your severance agreements don't require employees to waive their rights to file a discrimination charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Why? As opposed to a ...
Re-examine your absence policy, paying special attention to identify clauses that attach varying conditions on whom the policy applies to and when it applies.
Plaintiffs' attorneys and courts will poke ...
Issue: How to handle harassing behavior by your organization's top dogs. Risk: Going easy on them will come back to haunt you; courts hold higher-ups to a higher standard than ...
While you can't base firing decisions on an employee's decision to take Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, that doesn't mean you're powerless to act against employees who flaunt your ...
Issue: A poorly worded insurance policy can spark age discrimination lawsuits. Risk: If your policy excludes members of a protected class (age, race, gender, etc.)...
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