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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State unemployment officials and courts are much more likely to be persuaded by a detailed record than the worker’s mere assertion that she was doing her job just fine.
It is crucial to plan as if every termination will be challenged.
Consider a policy that allows for terminating employees who file false W-4s.
If you have solid policy guidance on proper workplace behavior, you shouldn’t worry too much about punishing abusive or offensive online behavior that crosses the line into bullying or worse.
You’re almost guaranteeing a lawsuit if you make the termination experience unnecessarily unpleasant.
If, during litigation, you discover a new reason for termination, you may lessen your liability.
What are our notice requirements? ... What must WARN notices say? ... What if we don’t give notice?
If you have a worker who has complained about some form of discrimination, think twice before you terminate her.
A former roadway programs coordinator with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has appealed his firing to the state Supreme Court in hopes of being reinstated.
If your business is planning or considering downsizing at these levels, then a review of the WARN Act needs to be undertaken early in the process.
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