5 tips for legally safe terminations

  • May 11, 2018

While you can’t expect an employee to leave a termination meeting happy, you can take a few simple steps to calm the person down and reduce the chances that he or...

Good records get lawsuits dismissed fast

  • February 21, 2018

Employers that have well-documented business reasons for every discharge typically win lawsuits that allege discrimination. Good records force employees to prove that an...

Retire or get fired? Prepare for lawsuit

  • September 11, 2017

Because the choice between being fired or retiring isn’t entirely voluntary, a forced retirement is sometimes the legal equivalent of being fired. The employee may...

Beware trumped up reasons for firing

  • September 11, 2017

Sometimes, it is up to HR to stop bosses from doing the wrong thing—for example, when he is frustrated because he has to accommodate a disabled worker’s...