How to Fire Someone and Avoid Being Sued

Firing an employee can be a very stressful situation for everyone involved.  This infographic may shed some light on how to make it a little easier.  You’ll want to warn the employee that termination is possible if they don’t improve quickly and outline how best to achieve this.  Firing someone should be done concisely and early in the week.  Doing so will help avoid an employee stewing for too long and helps allow them time to start networking immediately.  Make sure that the employee doesn’t linger so they don’t have a chance to make bad choices before they leave and incentive them to sign a release.  If they make legitimate claims for benefits, do not fight them on it and be sure to reassign that employee’s duties immediately.  Simply put, if an employee isn’t measuring up and is showing no sign of improving, it’s probably best to get the termination wheels moving.



Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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