Supervising Employee Terminations In 2024 To Mitigate Post-termination Risks & Financial Liability

Webinar Background & Agenda :

2024 has arrived and despite the challenging and emotional nature of employee termination, the difficulty does not always subside when the employee leaves the building. When done incorrectly, employee termination can become an employer's worst nightmare. Regulations at the federal and state level make the post-termination period fraught with danger, obstacles and legal landmines. Terminating workers who are underperforming or breaking the rules is stressful for even the most skilled manager. Even worse, there are so many ways to get it wrong. Failing to document all incidents regarding a discharge, firing an employee who has health or personal problems, or waiting until the employee’s performance has deteriorated past the point of no return to address it, are just a few to name. Your managers also need to have an in-depth understanding of the exit interview process and how to protect your company from any legal trouble. The decision makers at your office need to understand these key do’s and don'ts of employee termination. While letting an employee go, you also need to ensure that your employees do not acquire a negative mindset towards your company. This session is designed to help you avoid or defend yourself against bias and retaliation claims. You need to make sure you are protecting yourself and the company at an optimal level.

The following topics will be discussed in detail during this session: 

  • Termination mistakes made which could lead to legal liability in 2024
  • Deciding when it's time to stop coaching and start disciplining individual employees.
  • Understand the step-by-step procedures you should always follow when discharging an employee.
  • How to handle the termination meeting - who should attend, and what to say and do.
  • The legal thresholds you must meet when firing workers based on bad behavior or poor performance.
  • How to avoid (and defend yourself against) bias and retaliation claims made by departing employees.
  • How to avoid making mistakes when disciplining or terminating older workers and other "protected class" employees.
  • The special challenges presented by workers out on leave, from FMLA and USERRA to workers comp.
  • What you should always say - and what you must never say - when letting an employee go.
  • How much time and documentation is enough before you decide to let someone go
  • What documentation you'll need if you're taken to court
  • How to document and fire an employee whose performance is flawless... but whose attitude causes conflict
  • Exit Interviews Laws and what important information needs to be discussed
  • FAQs & Examples 

About The Trainer : Joe Aitchison, is Managing Principal and Senior Client Advisor at HRComTraK a HR Service Company providing employer guidance in the area of human resources, compliance  and benefit administration. , Mr. Aitchison is responsible for regulatory compliance and is HRComTrak’s resident expert on employment practice and benefits.  He provides guidance on HR best practice to clients nationally.   He is a known, frequent national speaker at conferences, presenting on "Employer Best Practice", Health Care Reform, employee benefits, FMLA and employment related federal regulations. Mr. Aitchison has obtained a life time certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.  He has thirty years of human resource and business management experience working with international automotive manufacturing, commercial manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, transportation, retail, gaming & hospitality, food processing, healthcare, financial services, engineering & scientific professional services, public sector and not for profit organizations. Positions held include: CEO/President, senior executive, operations management and company director. Mr. Aitchison has served on several for profit and not for profit boards.

Webinar Information
Live Webinar
Wednesday, July 31, 2024
11 : 00 AM | EST
Joe Aitchinson
90 minutes
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