Introduction

The risks of a former employee filing discrimination charge increase 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 experience of 42 years in dealing with Human Resources issues, I would say that the percentage is more than 95 per cent. Therefore, termination must be handled well. There are several 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 a 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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