While firing is probably not your favorite HR task (at least I hope it isn’t!), it is something that comes up now and again. Take the time to terminate correctly, otherwise you might have to fire someone twice…talk about awkward!
It happens in almost every workplace almost every day: somebody swears or is on an iffy website or is carrying a knife (or worse) or is using their own (not secure) phone or computer to send off a quick business email or text.
So what is illegal, what is inappropriate and what is just not that...
Just like a dog, a hire can be bad for a multitude of reasons, including the hirer (trainer), the hired (dog), everyone's expectations (in both cases some praise and/or a treat), and the environment (workplace/home).
HR Dive is here to help (with the bad hire*):
"Sooner or later, even the m...
Both of the following blogs were written by Ed Harold at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. Both are included in their entirety below. You can find the originals, Part One and Part Two, and their Retail Industry Update on their website.
A Step-By-Step Guide To Term...
SHRM, with help from author Ogletree Deakins, explains the process of demoting an employee, including:
reasons for demotion
pay reduction not necessary
risk of retaliation
demote or terminate
communication is the key
This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers. You can find the original on their Employment & Labor Insider blog (which is one of our favorites and is excellent).
Second-guessing the advice columns: Don't lie about ...
This blog was written by Shelby Skeabeck, formerly of Shawe Rosenthal, author of our Maryland Human Resources Manual. You can find the original blog post here and their Labor & Employment Report newsletter (which is excellent) here.
No, You Can’t Sleep on the Job, Especially when it’s...
This blog was written by Mathew Parker at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original here and their On the Front Lines Workplace Law Newsletter (which is excellent) here.
We Need to Talk: 5 Tips For Conducting Difficult Workplace Conversations
This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers. You can find the original here and their Employment & Labor Insider blog (which is one of our favorites and is excellent) here.
Zero tolerance for "zero tolerance" polic...
Do employers need to provide a reason to a discharged employee?
Federal law does not require employers to provide terminated employees with a written explanation for their discharge. However, many states have litigation in place that calls for an employer to provide documentation outlining the...