FIRING

Every time, be ready to justify why you disciplined

11/17/2016
Generally, you should enforce workplace rules as equally as possible.

Are you really going to challenge that unemployment claim?

11/16/2016
HR must be careful in weighing what it's gaining against what it could be losing.

Court loses patience with prof's pro se poetry

11/14/2016
Some federal courts are tiring of having to process long-winded pro se complaints.

Before you fire, know 3 limits on at-will employment

11/13/2016
Unless a contract specifically said otherwise, you can fire at-will employees for any reason or no reason at all, with three exceptions.

Thoroughly document rationale and timing for every termination decision

11/11/2016
Treat every pending termination as if you will have to prove that you had solid business reasons for your decision.

Pick one reason for firing, then stick with it

11/02/2016
Before you decide to change the reason why you discharged a worker, consider the possible impact of a potential lawsuit.

How to get the most from your exit interviews

10/27/2016
From both sides of the table, exit interviews are not a comfortable situation. But organizations can gain a lot of valuable information that can help improve the workplace culture and reduce turnover.

EEOC appeals loss in funeral home transgender case

10/18/2016
The EEOC is appealing a federal court’s ruling that a Michigan funeral home was allowed to fire a transgender employee because of the owner’s religious objections.

Workplace violence rules out unemployment benefits

10/17/2016
If an employee engages in violent behavior and is fired, she isn’t entitled to unemployment compensation benefits.

OK to voice concern about age as long as you don't base termination decision on it

10/17/2016
When determining which positions should be eliminated during a reduction in force or reorganization, sometimes supervisors and managers will look at the ages of those likely affected. All by itself, that’s not evidence of age discrimination.

Prepare to prove firing wasn't retaliation

10/12/2016
If an employee complained about a supervisor’s actions, make sure the supervisor can’t manipulate the disciplinary process to punish the worker.

Beware close timing between FMLA and firing

10/12/2016
Use caution when terminating someone who is on FMLA leave or has just returned to work following FMLA leave. The timing alone might trigger a lawsuit.

Use documentation of past violations to justify harsh discipline

09/29/2016
Smart employers catalog every instance of discipline. Those records come in handy if you must fire one employee for breaking the same rule as another employee who wasn’t terminated.

Are you courting a wrongful discharge suit?

09/29/2016
Before firing anyone, ask yourself the following questions to gauge whether you could defend yourself in a wrongful discharge suit.

Honest staff hit back at Wells Fargo with lawsuit

09/27/2016
Two former Wells Fargo employees who didn’t cheat in the bank’s ill-conceived incentive scheme to drive new business have filed a $2.6 million class-action lawsuit.
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