Managing Termination: Your Legal Responsibilities

Terminating an employee, whether for cause or due to downsizing, is difficult. Done improperly, termination can expose the firing manager and the company to potential litigation and can damage organizational effectiveness and morale. This Video On Demand provides guidance on applying the five principles of the fairness factor to ensure involuntary terminations are handled in a legally fit manner. Using vignettes, the video shows the right and wrong ways to prepare to discharge an employee, to conduct the termination meeting and to complete the follow-up. Viewing this video shows managers how a thorough paper trail and clear, consistent feedback on performance empowers them to address employee termination fairly and with as little drama as possible.