The risks of a former employee filing discrimination charge increase significantly after they are terminated involuntarily. It is hard to find information on how many discrimination charges are as a result of terminating employees (as opposed to hiring, discipline or other reasons), but in my experience of 42 years in dealing with Human Resources issues, I would say that the percentage is more than 95 per cent. Therefore, termination must be handled well. There are several steps that should be followed when having a termination discussion with an employee. Following the steps in this webinar will greatly minimize your risks of being charged with discrimination when you have to terminate an employee.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
In this webinar, participants will learn how to document poor performance, conduct disciplinary discussions, and terminate employees in a way that will minimize your risks the employee going to a governmental agency to get back at the employer.
The importance of work standards and standards of behavior
Steps to take when considering terminating an employee
Things to avoid when telling an employee they are no longer employed
Planning the termination discussion
Things to have prepared for the terminated employee
Writing a script for the discussion
Communications with co-workers after the termination
The importance of documentation
Ensuring that the termination is not a "surprise"
The best day and time to conduct a termination
Allowing the employee to walk out with their head up
Behaviors to avoid when terminating an employee
How to communicate the change to co-workers?
Planning for the termination discussion
WHO WILL BENEFIT?
Human Resources professionals
Small Business owners
Bob McKenzie has over 40 years of human resources management experience. His background includes a wide range of hands-on experience in all HR practices.
Bob has been cited in a number of Human Resources trade publications. Among them are HR.com, HR Magazine, HR Florida Review, Vault.com, BNA and the Institute of Management and Administration and the Business Journals. He has been a speaker at a number of conferences as well as audio and web-based seminars.