Terminating Employees Legally: What You Should (and Should Not) Do When Firing Workers

webinar Terminating Employees Legally: What You Should (and Should Not) Do When Firing Workers

You Will Learn:

  • Documentation procedures and guidelines
  • How to terminate employees and reduce your risk of lawsuits
  • What you should – and shouldn’t – say during the termination proceedings
  • What “at will” employment really means, and how to identify at “at will” employee
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Terminations  –  whether they involve a single employee or a large-scale layoff  –  are never easy.

Along with the emotional stress they cause, terminations can also pose enormous legal risks.

In fact, terminations are the biggest flashpoint for employment lawsuits, and it's where supervisors and HR professionals seem to make the most mistakes.

With so much tension during the termination process, you may not remember to follow the proper procedures – especially if you’re not exactly sure of them to begin with.

Preparation is key when letting an employee go and careful planning can limit misunderstandings, anger and lawsuits. Whether its insubordination, poor performance, or incompatibility you need to ensure that you and your managers know how to handle this hot-button task effectively, legally and safely.

 

Learning Objectives

This focused and concise webinar explores effective strategies that protect your organization when terminating employees, including:

  • Documentation procedures and guidelines
  • How to terminate employees and reduce your risk of lawsuits
  • What you should – and shouldn’t – say during the termination proceedings
  • Who should be present during the termination?
  • What documentation should you bring to the meeting?
  • What “at will” employment really means, and how to identify at “at will” employee
  • How “at will” employment affects your discipline and termination strategies

During this comprehensive session, you’ll also learn:

  • Strategies to Handle Different Termination Causes: Insubordination, poor performance, absenteeism, theft and more
  • Discipline Process: Are there times you can forgo discipline and terminate on the spot?
  • Severance and Release: Key considerations for individual terminations and group layoffs.
  • Termination Paperwork: What needs to be given to the employee upon termination?
  • Post-Termination Lawsuits: Main reasons terminated employees sue

Product ID: 13487

Bonus Material

Plus, you get the NEW and EXCLUSIVE eLearning module – Terminating Employees Legally – a $59 value – FREE!

This high-impact, bite-sized module explores effective strategies that protect your organization when terminating employees, including:

  • Types of Termination
  • 5 Step Process
    • Documentation
    • Determination
    • Variation
    • Discussion
    • Completion
  • Key Parts to the Process

This is your step-by-step guide to mastering this difficult and legally challenging task!

Discover How to Handle this Hot-Button Task Effectively, Legally & Safely!

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Faculty

Matthew D. Freeman
Matthew D. Freeman
Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Matthew D. Freeman is a Principal in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He routinely advises clients regarding compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws, including those related to employee discipline and discharge, disability management and leave of absence issues, wage and hour issues, and reductions in force.

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