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Firing an Employee - Without Getting Burned

Author(s):  Davis Jeanie Lerche

Issue:  Mar/Apr 1998 - Pain Management
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Abstract:  This features a discussion of considerations in hiring and firing personnel without incurring legal difficulties. Comments by Paul Falcone, a faculty member in the University of California at Los Angeles’ Business and Management Extension Program, who has written two books on hiring good people and is currently writing a third on progressive discipline. Documentation is the key, and employees cannot be denied due process (being warned about the problem, identifying ways to fix the problem and establishing a reasonable amount of time for change to occur). Warnings must be both verbal and written. Other elements of due process are also discussed.

Related Keywords: Discrimination, Legal , Progressive Discipline, Terminating

Related Categories: BUSINESS, LEGAL

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