Firing: It's Not Easy, But It Can Be Legal Webinar

The need to terminate an employee can arise despite your best efforts, and by then it may already be too late to “do it properly.” To keep your terminations legal and avoid costly errors, learn what you need to know about terminations before you need to know it. Learn how to approach situations in a way that may solve problems and avoid termination. Emphasis is placed on practical techniques for supervisors to use within the legal framework of employment laws, and how to document so that corrective discipline or discharge will stand up to challenge.

Effective documentation is essential for making good employment decisions and preventing liability. Improper documentation, though, can be worse than none at all. Learn the difference. This program covers fundamentals of documenting the proper areas of discharge. It provides the foundation for effectively approaching issues and then having strong and valid defense for the actions you take.

If you decide to discharge, then what do you do? You need to do it properly. To keep your terminations legal and avoid errors that may turn out to be costly. How do you decide that it’€™s time to discharge an employee? How should the termination meeting be held? Are you even required to have a meeting? How do you document the actual firing? What can happen after the discharge to create additional liabilities? HR, supervisors, and managers need to understand the underlying employment law to guide their actions, so that they can stand up to a challenge from the terminated employee and his or her attorney.

Covered Topics

  • Basic employment laws affecting discharge
  • What is documentation?
  • Documenting your good deeds ‘€“ not just discipline
  • Establishing consistency and non-discrimination
  • Understanding the different documentary foundations for discharge
  • Knowing the differing elements for performance, conduct, and other forms of fair documentation
  • The Discipline Checklist
  • Deciding to discharge
  • Handling the termination meeting
  • Should there always be a ‘€œmeeting’€ (the volatile employee)
  • It’€™s not over when it’€™s over ‘€“ aftermath considerations
  • Easy-to-understand principles to guide you in difficult situations

Who Should Attend?

Human Resources Managers, Safety & Security personnel, Branch Managers, Executive, Supervisors.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

This webinar is recommended for 2.5 CE Credit Hours. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CE Credits.

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Bob Gregg
Bob Gregg

Bob Gregg, Boardman & Clark Law Firm in Madison, Wisconsin, has been involved in employment relations for more than 30 years. He litigates employment cases, representing employers in employment contra... read more.

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Firing: It's Not Easy, But It Can Be Legal0.25 Any AnyWebinarSix Month On-Demand Recording Bob Gregg$295.00 Register Now
Firing: It's Not Easy, But It Can Be Legal0.25 Any AnyWebinarCD-ROM Video Recording Bob Gregg$345.00 Register Now
Delivery Options

INCLUDES 7 DAYS OF ONDEMAND PLAYBACK! With this option, you will participate in the webinar (via the internet) as it is being presented. You will login to the webinar on your PC to view the PowerPoint presentation, and you have the option of using your PC speakers or a telephone for the audio. You can type and send your questions to the instructor. Many companies are now running their PC through an LCD projector allowing many employees to participate at the same time. And don’t worry if you miss the webinar, you can still view it for up to seven days after it takes place!

With this option, you will receive an e-mail that contains a link to the PowerPoint slides (to download, print, and copy) as well as a link to the media player where you will view and hear the entire webinar just as it was delivered, featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. The weblink will be available to you (and anyone else in the company) for up to six months and can be accessed 24/7 as many times as you wish. Delivered via e-mail the day after the webinar takes place.

If you do not have internet access or want to make the webinar part of your training library, the CD-ROM Recording is a great option for viewing a webinar. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. With this option, you will receive a download of the PowerPoint slides and a CD-ROM Recording (featuring PowerPoint presentation with audio) of the webinar via regular mail. Mailed 7 to 10 days after the webinar takes place.

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