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Practical Discipline and Discharge Procedures to Reduce Your Risks

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Overview : It is always easy to deal with your good employees. You tell them how great of a job they are doing, pat them on the back give them glowing performance evaluations, and you are on your way. Disciplining, though, is much more confrontational and is never a favorite task of any supervisor or manager. Frequently, managers engage in passive aggressive behavior in disciplining an employee just to avoid the confrontation. 

And, when the inevitable happens that you have to terminate an employee, emotions will fly all over the place. The ways you discipline an employee and terminate an employee can significantly reduce the risks you and your corporation face arising out of a termination. And, let's not forget -- the law may require you to do a number of steps in the termination process. This webinar will walk you through some practical and legal guidance from discipline to termination. 

Why should you attend: Let's face it -- discharging an employee is never fun and is one of a very risky task in so many ways. The discharged employee can become very angry and threaten you very livelihood. Some even follow up on these threats! Even without risk to yourself, almost all employment litigation arising out of termination.

These risks, however, can be reduced if you have disciplined your employee correctly prior to discharge and if you discharge an employee with as much humanity and sympathy as possible. This webinar will walk you through some practical discipline tips as well as discharge procedures to reduce the risks of litigation or even protecting your life! 

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Implementing air-tight policies and practices that will protect your organization
  • Laws that may affect discipline and termination, including Title VII, ADEA, ADA, your company's handbook, etc.
  • Training your supervisors to comply with policies and the laws that affect discipline and termination
  • Establishing procedures for progressive discipline plans, employee coaching, and other corrective action
  • Lawfully terminating during periods of downsizing, RIFs and mergers
  • Using severance agreements lawfully under the Older Workers' Benefits Protection Act
  • Disciplining and terminating employees with injuries and illnesses without violating the ADA, FMLA, and workers' compensation laws
  • Ways to recognize the violent employee who may follow through on threats to your safety
  • What to say (or not say) during the termination process
  • Handling reference requests and other requests for information on discharged employees

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