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

recording Terminating Healthcare 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
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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 pose enormous legal risks.

In fact, terminations are the biggest flashpoint for employment lawsuits, and it's the area 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 the reason for termination is insubordination, poor performance, or incompatibility you should 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 an “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?
  • Technology Lockup Tips: What happens to the employee’s technology access
  • Mobile Technology: Handling data and access on mobile devices
  • Termination Paperwork: What needs to be given to the employee upon termination?
  • Post-Termination Lawsuits: Main reasons terminated employees sue

Product ID: 2930

Bonus Material

Plus, you get the top-selling guide, Handling Difficult Conversations: Communication Strategies for the Workplace – a $349 value – FREE!

Handling Difficult ConversationsThis information-packed, 108 page guide provides practical and realistic solutions for tackling the hardest elements of workplace interactions, including:

  • Job Performance
  • Disciplinary Action
  • Termination of Employment
  • Employee Complaints about the Workplace
  • Disabilities (Related to Job Accommodations)
  • Personal Presentation/Hygiene

This convenient desk-top reference, designed to help you manage the most emotional situations with grace and effectiveness, also covers:

  • Legal Concerns When Handling Difficult Conversations
  • Managers on the Frontlines
  • Handling Employee Complaints Properly
  • Risk Management When Delving into Personal Matters
  • Emotional Responses

Plus, this indispensable guide includes quick reference materials and finger-tip access to:

  • 25 Helpful Phrases to Use When Having Difficult Conversations
  • 10 Things to Avoid in Difficult Conversations
  • Checklist for Preparing for Difficult Conversations
  • 10 Training Tips for Preparing Managers to Handle Difficult Conversations
  • Dealing with Difficult People: Identify and Defuse these Problem Causers
  • Sample Employee Complaint Form

Finally, this essential tool provides HR practitioners, frontline managers, and business leaders with the process-driven techniques, skills, and ideas to effectively communicate and drain the drama out of difficult conversations.

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Faculty

Mary E. Wright
Mary E. Wright
Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Ms. Wright advises employers from start-ups to global corporations on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including workplace investigations, competition and confidentiality, employee classification issues, and employee terminations, including reductions in force.  Ms. Wright served as Chair of her former firm’s Personnel Committee for seven years, during which time she learned to see employment issues as an employer and developed a very practical approach to advice and counsel.  She specializes in working with employers to identify compliance issues early on and reach workable business solutions to complex human resource problems.

Continuing Education Units

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    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.

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