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  • October 14
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

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Letting an Employee Go: Legalities and Sensitivities All Managers Must Know

October 14

Don’t risk noncompliance. Gain the tips and strategies you’ll need when deciding on an employee’s termination.

Employee terminations are always difficult but many also present difficult risk management issues if the employee is on any medical leave or part of any protected classification. In addition, many employees emotionally identify with their jobs and that can make terminations extremely unpredictable for human resources as an employee’s reaction is many times unpredictable. One of the most common concerns employers have when terminating an employee is ‘are we at risk for a lawsuit if we do?’ This topic will discuss the best way to analyze the situation and facts present when an employee needs to be terminated but is on medical leave or presents a risk of an unpredictable emotional reaction to the termination. In addition, the topic will discuss when it may be appropriate to offer a severance agreement to a departing employee in order to prevent the employee from bringing any sort of lawsuit against the organization. Failure to fully analyze the termination decision with a view to risk management issues is one major mistake often made by human resources and employers. This information is essential for employers who want to make sure that they are fully analyzing each termination situation for essential risk management issues to prevent potential problems and lawsuits.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to discuss factual considerations in a termination.
  • You will be able to review legal consideration in a termination.
  • You will be able to describe how to deal with emotionally unpredictable employees.
  • You will be able to identify when to offer a severance agreement during a termination.

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Agenda

Factual Considerations in a Termination
  • Has the Employee Been Subject to the Disciplinary Process?
  • What Documentation Is Present in the Personnel File?
  • Has the Employee Been Told Termination Is the Next Step?
Legal Consideration in a Termination
  • Is the Employee on Medical Leave?
  • Has the Employee Made a Complaint – Harassment, Discrimination, Bullying, Unfair Treatment?
  • What Are Past Practices in Similar Situations?
How to Deal With Emotionally Unpredictable Employees
  • How Has the Employee Reacted in the Past?
  • Have You Considered a Plan for Angry or Violent Reactions?
  • Have You Considered a Plan for Suicidal or Emotionally Unstable Reactions?
When to Offer a Severance Agreement During a Termination
  • Risk Management Analysis
  • Typical Employee Profile Appropriate for a Severance Agreement
  • Economic Considerations for Offering a Severance Agreement
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This course was last revised on October 26, 2017.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.0 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This live webinar is designed for supervisors, team leaders, business owners and managers, presidents, vice presidents, human resource managers and administrative professionals.

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Over 33 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Sharon Jutila

Sharon Jutila

AmeriBen/IEC Group

  • HR consultant at AmeriBen/IEC Group
  • Attorney and human resources expert with more than fifteen years' experience providing advice and recommendations to a wide range of businesses
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of labor and employment law
  • Well-respected trainer and speaker on human resource and employment compliance issues having presented at more than one hundred conferences
  • Wrote several publications and articles related to the areas of management defense employment law
  • J.D. degree, Order of the Coif, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 360-487-6838 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 408034
Published 2017, 2020
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