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Employee Termination and Disciplinary Tips for Managers

Understand how to set employees up for success and how to discipline employees in a way that encourages positive change.

Many managers wait too long to document employee performance problems, which can lead to problems when it comes time to terminate the employee. Many managers also struggle to identify when they have the right to terminate employees who are not performing well but are on medical leave or who may have recently raised complaints about the company. This topic will help managers, HR professionals, and business owners understand how to set employees up for success through thoughtful hiring, onboarding, and training, and how to discipline employees in a way that encourages positive change. Learn best practices for employee terminations, to ensure the safety of other employees and to minimize legal risks. This material will also discuss the employer's post-termination obligations, including payment of wages and vacation pay upon termination, and other requirements such as the obligation to provide a termination letter. During this time of high unemployment, employees are more likely to push back against termination and seek legal counsel, with the fear that they might not be able to quickly obtain another job. Accordingly, it is more critical than ever for employers to ensure they have appropriate policies and procedures in place, understand how best to document disciplinary issues and terminations, and set themselves up for a successful defense against any legal claims arising out of discipline and termination.

Runtime: 70 minutes
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Agenda

Critical Foundations for Successful Terminations

  • Thoughtful Hiring
  • Onboarding Issues and Employee Training
  • Importance of Job Descriptions
  • Terminations During the Probationary Period

Employee Discipline

  • When to Discipline
  • Proper Documentation
  • When to Seek HR's Input

Recognizing Red Flags

  • Medical and Leave Issues
  • Drug/Alcohol Use
  • Whistle-Blowers/High-Risk Employees
  • Group Terminations and Layoffs

Employee Terminations

  • Best Practices for Terminations
  • Minimizing Legal Risks Arising out of Termination
  • Post-Termination Obligations
  • Unemployment: To Oppose or Not?

Critical Policies and Procedures

  • At-Will Policy
  • Disciplinary Policy
  • Prohibited Conduct
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This course was last revised on December 16, 2020.

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Kerstin Miller

Kerstin Miller

Smith & Downey, P.A.

  • Partner in the office of Smith & Downey, P.A.
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of labor and employment law, including when employee benefits law intersects with traditional human resources law
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on topics related to all aspects of human resources law, including leaves of absence, discipline and terminations, harassment prevention, and discrimination
  • Written several publications related to the areas of human resources law, including in the Maryland State Bar Association’s labor & employment newsletter
  • Member of the Maryland Bar
  • J.D. degree, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 410-321-9000 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 408150
Published 2020
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