"Treat the employee you are firing as kindly as possible during the termination process. This is a very traumatic experience for them."
The Lowdown on Firing Employees
" Of all confrontations with an employee, the response you get from
firing someone is the most difficult to predict. One employee may
thank you for giving him or her the opportunity to work with you,
while another may ... "
How to Fire an Employee
" After you have taken all of the preliminary steps, considered all of
the potential ramifications, legal and otherwise, and have made the
difficult decision to let someone go, stick to it. "
Severance Pay Issues
" First, by law, you need to immediately remunerate a terminated
employee for any unused vacation or personal time, all regular and
overtime hours worked, and previously unpaid, earned bonuses and
any other earned pay. "
"Thanks to your friends in the federal government, you need to
carefully consider any potential termination from a legal
perspective. If you arenít sure where you would stand legally should
a terminated employee bring suit, consult an attorney ... "
Avoiding a Lawsuit
" The first way to avoid getting sued is to be sure that you and all
other supervisors understand discrimination law. Go one step
further and be sure that all supervisors really believe ... "
Hypothetical Firing Dialogue
" The following dialogue provides an excerpt from a firing that involves
an employee who had sincerely tried to do his job but just hadnít
been able to perform at a satisfactory level. "
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- Web Resources
Amarillo Business Journal
Article highlighting the risks involved with firing an employee for you and your company.
Human Resources Development Canada
Provides information on layoffs and termination's of employees; outplacement, severance and legal issues are covered. (Canada)
Institute of Real Estate Management
Complete article of issue to be considered when preparing to firing an employee.
Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Swartz, L.L.P.
Good article discussing the best ways to avoid a lawsuit as a result of firing an employee.
Article discusses the step to processing a terminated employee, legal issues and administrative steps.
Provides an interesting article on protecting you businesses trade secrets when hiring and firing employees.
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