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Twitter HR invents new category of fired worker

Twitter’s HR department now has a new category of worker: “accidentally terminated.”

Quick quitting could be coming your way

You’ve heard of “quiet quitting,” when employees perform the bare minimum required and clock out precisely when their workday ends. Well, you’ve got a new nightmare—quick quitting! That refers to a worker who leaves your employ within six months to a year.

Lay people off the right way—or face a whirlwind of lawsuits

Layoffs are an unfortunate but sometimes necessary part of doing business. With high inflation and jitters over a recession, some companies have no choice but to make cuts. But there’s a right and wrong way to go about them.

Snapshot: High-tech, high layoffs

The tech sector is not always a herald of larger economic trends, but the sheer number of people laid off during the first two weeks of November—about 20,000 employees—has staggered even seasoned HR managers.

Would you fire this employee?

People can express their opinions, of course. But if the person is posting with the name of their employer and a title that indicates that they hold a senior office, their disparaging post could damage the entire company’s reputation.

Dismissal valid if based on “unprofessional” behavior

East Carolina University dismissed a student with bipolar disorder from its master’s degree program. The student sued, alleging a violation of the ADA.

Conduct a self-audit before finalizing terminations

There’s a compelling reason to conduct a routine HR office review of all employment decisions before they’re finalized. That way, your HR professionals can do their jobs and confirm that the decision is based on objective information and business necessity.

Snapshot: Great Resignation has resigned

Fewer workers are quitting, and job listings are dropping (though they are still higher than pre-pandemic levels).

Women exit in record numbers

Female leaders are leaving their companies at the highest rate in years, and the gap between male and female leaders leaving is the largest ever seen, according to Lean In’s 2022 Women in the Workplace Report.

Are you prepared for layoffs?

Increasingly, workers who have sidelined themselves are returning to the labor market. This means new hires are more likely to come from legally protected groups, including those older than 40, the disabled and women with young children. Now is the time to prepare for inevitable layoffs in a way that doesn’t trap you in litigation.