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HOW TO FIRE AN EMPLOYEE

LEGALLY AND FAIRLY

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No matter how careful you
are when hiring and growing
your workforce, you're bound to
encounter difficult situations that
ultimately lead to termination.
Today, it's more important than ever
for employers to be on firm legal
footing when firing employees or
taking other disciplinary action."

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IN AN IDEAL WORLD, EVERY EMPLOYEE WOULD be a perfect, productive fit -
and you'd never have to let someone "go" for missing the mark or violating
the rules. But we know that's not realistic.
No matter how careful you are when hiring and growing your workforce,
you're bound to encounter difficult situations that ultimately lead to termination. Today, it's more important than ever for employers to be on firm
legal footing when firing employees or taking other disciplinary action.
A sloppy or unfair firing could put you at significant risk if a disgruntled
employee turns around and files a lawsuit. Whether taking notes during a
counseling session, creating a written warning or drafting a final termination
notice, you should take the view that any documentation could someday
be used as evidence for, or against, you.
In most cases, specific disciplinary measures lay the groundwork for fair
and legal firings. Discipline puts the employee on notice of the severity of
the problem, as well as the consequences for not correcting it.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PestWorld - July/August 2017

Cultivating Confidence
Boost Your Bottom Line
Staffing Challenges as a Pest Management Business Grows
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
How to Fire an Employee Legally and Fairly
President’s Message
Standards: Calibrating Your Business Operations
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - Intro
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 1
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 2
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 3
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 4
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 5
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 6
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 7
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - President’s Message
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 9
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - Cultivating Confidence
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 11
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 12
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 13
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - Boost Your Bottom Line
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 15
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - Staffing Challenges as a Pest Management Business Grows
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 17
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 18
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 19
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 21
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 22
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 23
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - Standards: Calibrating Your Business Operations
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 25
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 26
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - 27
PestWorld - July/August 2017 - How to Fire an Employee Legally and Fairly
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