California is an at-will employment state, and yet it also has the highest number of wrongful termination cases in the nation. Avoiding employee lawsuits (even when they are frivolous) requires that employers effectively and lawfully handle employee terminations.
In this informative program, employment attorney Karen L. Gabler will discuss how to prepare for, execute, and then manage the aftermath of employee terminations. Topics discussed will include:
When do I have “enough” to terminate?
How should I prepare for termination?
Why do I need a termination memo, and what should be in it?
Why do I need good cause to terminate an at-will employee?
Do I have to talk to the employee in person? What should I say?
Should I ask the employee to resign instead of terminating them?
What do I have to give my employee at the time of termination?
How do I get my company property back?
What do I tell my employees and my clients about why this employee is gone?
Can I terminate an employee who didn’t show up for work? (Hint: the answer is no!)