• The HR Specialist - Print Newsletter
  • HR Specialist: Employment Law
  • The HR LAW Weekly
  • The HR Weekly

Terminations

Needlessly cruel firing? Prepare for lawsuit

12/20/2016
You’re almost guaranteeing a lawsuit if you make the termination experience unnecessarily unpleasant.

Avoid 5 mistakes when terminating

12/18/2016
Many legal claims are born solely out of employees’ anger, not a solid legal case. One wrong move, especially during the firing process, can leave employees feeling hurt or humiliated—and running for the courthouse. Here are five common blunders to avoid when terminating an employee.

PennDOT case shows perils of negotiating discipline

12/06/2016
A former roadway programs coordinator with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has appealed his firing to the state Supreme Court in hopes of being reinstated.

Evidence unearthed during trial can cut liability

12/06/2016
If, during litigation, you discover a new reason for termination, you may lessen your liability.

Think twice before firing complainer

12/06/2016
If you have a worker who has complained about some form of discrimination, think twice before you terminate her.

OK to discipline for bullying online posts

12/01/2016
If you have solid policy guidance on proper workplace behavior, you shouldn’t worry too much about punishing abusive or offensive online behavior that crosses the line into bullying or worse.

All about California’s WARN Act

11/28/2016
What are our notice requirements? … What must WARN notices say? … What if we don’t give notice?

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.