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

recording 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: 9203

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

James J. McDonald, Jr. is managing partner of the Irvine, California office of national labor and employment firm Fisher & Phillips LLP.  Jim has advised and defended California employers for more than 25 years.  He is author of the book, California Employment Law: An Employer’s Guide, published by the Society for Human Resource Management.  He teaches employment law in the Human Resources Management Program at the University of California, Irvine, and he holds both the SPHR and the SHRM-SCP certifications.

Continuing Education Units

  • hrci

    HRCI – Receive 1.25 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.

    “The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.”

  • shrm

    C4CM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.50 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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