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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When a pharmacist sued for unpaid overtime, he also added an "emotional distress" claim, saying the company's failure to pay overtime caused him to resign. The court didn't buy it, saying ...
If you're involved in termination decisions, don't always take supervisors' comments at face value. Consider doing your own investigation before taking action. Your goal is to independently verify the information you're ...
Issue: When will a court hold you to an employment contract? Risk: Promising a former employee that you'll fudge the truth on job references in exchange for a lawsuit waiver ...
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 ...
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