Terminating Employees Legally and Gracefully
One of the unpleasant realities of running a business is that occasionally an employee does not work out because of incompatibility, performance, or any number of other issues.
Firing an employee is never easy. An attorney or a labor-relations specialist can offer suggestions on how to handle the termination and protect a business from the possibility of a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Preparation is key when firing someone, and careful planning can limit misunderstandings, anger and recrimination. Documentation needs to be in order before the meeting with the employee. Pull together performance appraisals, written warnings, salary information and all correspondence with that employee, particularly if it is related to job performance.