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From the courtroom: Termination lawsuit lessons

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A termination lawsuit can be avoided with compelling, clear and well-documented details to back up your decision. Take these lessons from real-life termination cases as reminders and tips for the next time you find yourself building a case to fire.

Solid reasons for termination? Fire away!

If you have compelling reasons to terminate someone and have carefully documented them, there’s really no reason to fear pulling the firing trigger. Just be sure to treat all similarly situated employees the same way.

Recent case: Theodore was hired as an assistant professor in the Business Department at SUNY Buffalo State. He had an initial three-year appointment, with the expectation that he would win new appointments if he performed well.

He earned several teaching awards and his contracts were twice renewed. Eventually, he earned academic tenure and, with it, protection from discharge under most circumstances.

Then Theodore was ...(register to read more)

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