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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Warn your managers: If they open a personal letter or package addressed to an employee, they could be opening a legal mess, too. The case: After Greg Roth was fired, he talked to a lawyer about filing an age-bias lawsuit. The lawyer mailed Roth a package containing case notes and a tape recording of Roth’s […]
Before you lash out against workers who rise up against a pay issue or other working condition, stop yourself. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects employees' rights to engage in ...
Issue: With the job market flooded with experienced and skilled people, the temptation rises for hiring managers to use "overqualified" as a weeding-out method.
Risk: Courts could view your use ...
A person's religion is not like his sex or race, something obvious from a glance. That's why Title VII imposes a duty on workers to provide fair warning of any employment ...
Issue: Overweight employees cost you more in health care costs, and new research proves it. But you can't discriminate against them.
Risk: More courts are saying that obesity is a ...
If your workplace still allows smoking, consider this: A New York jury awarded $5.27 million to a sales director of a modeling firm who claimed that secondhand smoke subjected her ...
Issue: It's up to pregnant employees to decide if pregnancy or maternity will prevent them from performing their jobs.
Risk: Liability for up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in ...
As part of your anti-violence policy, include a clearly worded ban on physical and verbal abuse in the workplace, even if it's in self-defense. Include descriptions ...
If you discover that one of your employees has either misused or lied about his leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you're well within your rights to fire ...
A pair of recent Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rulings provide two important lessons for employers: First, have well-written job descriptions for each position ...