Introduction

The risks of a former employee filing discrimination charge increases significantly after they are terminated involuntarily. It is hard to find information on how many discrimination charges are as a result of terminating employees (as opposed to hiring, discipline or other reasons), but in my 42 years of dealing with Human Resources issues, I would say the percentage is more than 95%.

Therefore, it is very important that a termination be handled well. There are a number of steps that should be followed when having a termination discussion with an employee. Following the steps in this webinar will greatly minimize your risks of being charged with discrimination when you have to terminate an employee.

Learning Objectives

  • Ensuring that the termination is not a "surprise"
  • The best day and time to conduct a termination
  • Allowing the employee to walk out with their head up
  • Behaviors to avoid when terminating an employee
  • How to communicate the change to co-workers
  • Planning for the termination discussion

Area Covered In The Webinar

  • The importance of work standards and standards of behavior
  • Steps to take when considering terminating an employee
  • Things to avoid when telling an employee they are no longer employed
  • Planning the termination discussion
  • Things to have prepared for the terminated employee
  • Writing a script for the discussion
  • Communications with co-workers after the termination
  • The importance of documentation

Why should you attend?

In this webinar, participants will learn how to document poor performance, conduct disciplinary discussions and terminate employees in way that will minimize your risks the employee going to a governmental agency to get back at the employer.

Who Will Benefit

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • HR Managers
  • HR Administrator
  • HR Staff
  • Small Business Owners
  • Non-Profit Administrators
  • General Managers
  • Office Managers
  • Payroll Professionals

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Bob McKenzie has over 40 years of human resources management experience. His background includes a wide range of hands-on HR practices in a variety of industries and all areas of human resource manag Know More

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