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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Issue: Survivors of recent layoffs are asking about severance plans before signing on. Benefit: More than ever, a good severance plan can help lure the best candidates. Action: Trumpet ...
Issue: Should you set a probation period for new employees? Risk: It can jeopardize your employment-at-will rights by implying that once the period ends, employees become "permanent." Action: Dump ...
The U.S. Supreme Court last month set a four-year statute of limitations in so-called "Section 1981" discrimination cases.
While most employees file discrimination cases under Title VII of the Civil ...
The Supreme Court ruled May 17 that disabled people can sue state governments for failing to provide them access to courthouses, voting booths or other public services.
Previously, states had ...
What's the hardest thing you've ever done as a manager? Whether you're a novice team leader or the CEO, odds are the answer is "Letting someone go." Here's some practical advice to guide you when termination seems the only solution to a performance problem:
Often, asking pointed questions is the only way you can learn what you need to know.
A junior staffer or administrative assistant can give you priceless information about what people are really thinking … if you know how to ask.
Issue: If an employee has one foot out the door, can you push the other foot out, too?
Risk: "Retiring" an employee before he's ready can open the organization to ...
Don't worry about assigning an employee to a job in which she'll need to upgrade her skills, even if that employee previously filed a lawsuit against your organization. Reason: As long ...
Issue: Managers often unwittingly put your organization at risk when terminating someone. Risk: One wrongful-termination lawsuit or discrimination ...
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