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Wrongful Discharge

Doing Layoffs the Right Way

Not surprisingly, layoffs often lead to lawsuits for wrongful termination. And while some may say that lawsuits are an inevitable part of doing business, there are ways to minimize the risk of litigation that so often accompanies layoffs. Here are some guidelines for this difficult process.
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TOOL Retaliation Not Allowed

November 11, 2008
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Web site page on ‘Retaliation’ details what by law is considered retaliation against an employee who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a proceeding investigating a claim of discrimination or otherwise opposes discrimination.
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The Right Things to Do to Avoid Wrongful Termination Claims

October 23, 2008
What can your company do to reduce the risk of employment claims that may arise from necessary terminations? It’s nothing different from what most companies do day in and day out. But now, more than ever, it is important to be consistent and mindful of the process when it comes to making these difficult decisions and taking action.
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Skip the PIP

May 28, 2008
Sometimes, parting ways is the right thing to do, and introducing a performance improvement plan that merely forestalls an inevitable result seems straight out of Dilbert.
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