We’re Just Not That Into You: How to Handle Employee Terminations

Sponsored by:
The Employer’s Group

10:45 AM to Noon

November 7, 2014 - Anaheim: Disney's Grand Californian
November 11, 2014 - Burbank: Airport Marriott
November 14, 2014 - San Diego: Del Mar Marriott
November 18, 2014 - Ontario: Doubletree
November 20, 2014 - Oakland: City Center Marriott

Presenter: Jonathan Fraser Light


It's an unfortunate reality in the workplace...eventually, you may need to terminate an employee. Terminations are difficult on both a personal and professional level...how can you protect your company from litigation, while at the same time fostering a productive workforce? How can you address an awkward termination discussion with honesty and empathy, while protecting yourself and still maintaining legal compliance? The road to hell is paved with good intentions: Companies think they are doing the "right thing, but may end up hurting themselves. In this informative seminar, we will discuss the do's and don'ts of employee terminations. Topics covered will include:

  • How do you know when it's really time to terminate (and alternatives to termination)
  • How do you encourage (or require) management to start documenting a problem from the very beginning, so you have the right amount of documentation needed for termination
  • Why there's no such thing as "at will employment" in a termination meeting
  • What steps should you take prior to terminating an employee?
  • What documents should be in your file before you terminate?
  • What documents should you prepare for the termination meeting?
  • What to say (and not to say!) in the termination meeting
  • How to handle the termination process
  • Severance and release options
  • What to say to the rest of your team
  • What to say to your customers
  • Protecting your company information and equipment after termination
  • The aftermath of termination…now what?