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Key to Avoiding Wrongful Termination Suits...No Surprises!
The Challenge: You find yourself face to face with a wrongful
The 60 Second Solution:
Key to Avoiding Wrongful Termination Suits
By Joan Lloyd
Want to avoid employee lawsuits for "wrongful termination?"
Then listen up, because the answer is easier than you may
think: No surprises.
How do managers get themselves in trouble?
They don't tell the employee the truth about his or her
long-standing performance gaffs. Then, when the manager
can't stand it anymore, he or she fires the person for some
A "wanna-be-liked" manager doesn't have the gumption to tell
an employee he or she isn't up to snuff and a new manager
comes in and has to play the bad guy.
A manager doesn't want to hurt his employee's feelings so he
pulls his punches and sugar coats his words. The manager
can't understand why the employee isn't changing his behavior
and fires him.
So, are you ready for a quick lesson in how to avoid a
lawsuit? (Or at least win one?) When you are having a
problem with an employee, and want to begin disciplinary
action, consider these 11 questions.