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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Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), you can't fire a pregnant worker simply because of her condition. Nor can you force her to take leave as long as she's physically ...
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 ...
Issue: Protecting your organization’s secrets from competitors and preventing staff from jumping to the competition.

Risk: Noncompetes won’t stick if they’re overly broad or cover too many employees.

Action: Determine which key employees could walk out with the most damaging information.
If your company has policies on job transfers or resignations (and it should), make sure they are clearly articulated and strictly followed by managers ...
Issue: Depending on which state you operate in, you have from one day to two weeks to issue final paychecks to employees who leave.
Risk: Penalties can be steep ...
In a decision that elevates your legal risk in discrimination cases, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that employees no longer need to show direct evidence ...
If it's been awhile since you've reminded employees about your anti-discrimination policy, now's a good time. Why? A big U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month makes it easier for workers to ...
A Muslim IT manager sued for national origin bias, claiming that his supervisor's comments about his personal hygiene, not performance problems, were the true cause ...
THE LAW. You have the right to demand a drug-free workplace, but employees also have reasonable rights to privacy. That's why drug testing and substance abuse prevention ...
Issue: Unless your policy prevents it, employees can work a second job while out on medical-related FMLA leave.
Risk: Reduced productivity as employees "work" the system.
Action: To prevent ...
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