By Debbie Amaro, PHR
Terminating an employee is stressful for all parties, not just for the employee losing their job but for the employees left behind wondering if they are next as well.
Before making the decision to terminate an employee, employers should make sure they have thorough documentation of poor performance and behavioral issues. This is ESPECIALLY true if an employee is in a “Protected Class.” Not having proper documentation opens you up to wrongful termination suits.
Once you determine you have proper documentation on poor performance and the employee has been counseled but still has not improved it is time to move forward with termination.
Terminating an employee face-to-face is one of the most difficult tasks managers face, not to mention one of the saddest, but there are some things you can do to make this process less painful for everyone involved.
Here are a few:
That’s about it!
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