Terminations: How To Navigate The Minefields Leading Up To And Following Discharge

Webinar: ID# 1001799
About This Course:
Discharges are necessary for a variety of reasons, including poor performance, budget-driven layoffs, harassment or other egregious conduct, and more. All discharges should be navigated with careful consideration and adequate preparation to minimize potential legal liability.

When it comes to terminations, knowing when to discharge employees and how to do so are equally important. For instance, while most employment arrangements are at-will, you may have unknowingly created an implied contract for employment. You can even open yourself up to legal risks stemming from the way you conduct the termination itself, such as the way you present the reason for the termination.

Don't leave yourself exposed to potentially devastating—and preventable—legal liability. Join us for an in-depth webinar led by a skilled employment attorney to get your questions answered.

Learning Objectives:
  • The difference between lawful and unlawful employee terminations
  • How to get your pre-termination documentation in order and establish a paper trail
  • How to ensure your paper trail protects your organization in the event of litigation
  • Termination considerations for many common situations, including poor performance, misconduct, personality issues, insubordination, tardiness, and absenteeism
  • A checklist to ensure you’ve given employees a fair chance to correct their conduct
  • When immediate termination is generally justified
  • Special pre-termination considerations for employees on leave, unionized employees, and more
  • Crucial termination and resignation documentation you should keep on file
  • Payroll considerations for departing employees
  • How best to communicate a co-worker’s departure to other employees
  • Tips for effective exit interviews that provide needed information and keep you out of legal trouble
  • Legal dos and don’ts for giving references for past employees
  • Strategies for protecting your company from termination-related lawsuits
  • And much more!
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn how to navigate numerous termination minefields and ensure that your practices are legal.

About Your Presenter

Leonard V. Feigel is an associate and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he advises employers in all aspects of employment law including litigation. Feigel has experience representing employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the EEOC, OSHA, DOL and NLRB. He has handled cases relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act, state and federal employment discrimination laws, including Title VII, ADA and FMLA, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and non-competition issues. Feigel’s experience also includes defense of wage and hour class actions and litigation instituted by the EEOC. Feigel is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice and the Health Care Industry Team.
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