Terminating Employees in California: Preparing a Defensible Termination in the Golden State

webinar Terminating Employees in California: Preparing a Defensible Termination in the Golden State

You Will Learn:

  • Employment at will – what it means, and what are its limits
  • The role “progressive discipline” should play
  • Best practices for documenting misconduct and performance problems
  • What your personnel file should include prior to termination
  • Steps to take to avoid claims of discrimination or retaliation
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Could you defend your termination decisions in a court of law?

While California is an “at will” employment state, you still have many restrictions on your power to fire at will.  In fact, one wrong step and you could find yourself embroiled in a lawsuit.

Join C4CM and leading employment law attorney, James J. McDonald, Managing Partner of Fisher & Phillips LLP, to learn the ins and outs of executing a rightful discharge of an employee in California.

Learning Objectives

In this information-packed webinar you will learn how to set up a defensible termination in California, and discover how to protect your organization from charges of wrongful discharge. Plus, you’ll come away with:

  • In-depth understanding of the concept of employment at will – what it means, and what are its limits
  • The role “progressive discipline” should play
  • Best practices for documenting misconduct and performance problems
  • What your personnel file should include prior to termination
  • Steps to take to avoid claims of discrimination or retaliation
  • Why it’s so important that an employee be given the true reason for a termination
  • Severance agreements – strategies to ensure they are enforced
  • What your severance agreements should and should not include
  • How to use arbitration of employment disputes to strengthen your position

Product ID: 9620

Bonus Material

Plus, you get the new and exclusive guide – Progressive Discipline: Step by Step Guidance to Change Unacceptable Employee Behavior and Improve Performance – a $247 value – FREE!

progressivedisciplinecoverJam-packed with step-by-step guidance, this must-have guide covers:

  • Progressive Discipline Guidelines
  • Key Elements of Progressive Discipline Steps
  • Suggested Progressive Discipline Steps
  • Sample Written Warning
  • Exceptions to the Progressive Discipline System
  • Avoiding Disciplinary Action
  • How to Address Employee Issues
  • Documenting Disciplinary Action
  • Avoiding Progressive Discipline Mistakes
  • Determining if Progressive Discipline Right for Your Company

Plus, your guide includes sample materials and finger-tip access to:

  • Progressive Discipline Steps
    1. Counseling Session (Verbal Warning)
    2. Written Warning
    3. Suspension Without Pay (or Probation)
    4. Termination
  • Performance Improvement Plan Templates

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Faculty

James J. McDonald, Jr.
James J. McDonald, Jr.
Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP

Jim McDonald is managing partner of Fisher & Phillips LLP’s Irvine office and a partner in the Los Angeles office. He is also the firm's marketing partner and chair of the firm's Development Committee. Jim tries employment cases before juries, judges and arbitrators. He has defended hundreds of employment lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual and other forms of harassment, wage and hour violations, retaliation, defamation and related torts.

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  • shrm

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