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The 6 kinds of terminations … and how to avoid lawsuits for each one

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Terminations are the spark to many employment lawsuits. And for each of the six kinds, there are some common steps employers can take to make sure they defend themselves if the termination is challenged in court:

1. NEW HIRES. When new employees are dismissed, their legal claims typically assert they didn’t know about performance expectations or had no training. Or, they may sue if they know of other employees who didn’t perform well yet kept their jobs.

The key to defending such claims: Completely document the training and any failure to meet expectations, while showing that you uniformly applied the rules.

2. ABSENTEEISM. Again, documentation is critical. Document that you notified the employee of the attendance policy and the employee failed to comply. Also be able to show that you uniformly applied the policy.

Make sure managers don’t use protected absences (FMLA, ADA or state laws, such as jury-duty absences) as the...(register to read more)

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