Tipe For Terminating Employees
Firing an employee is a difficult job and can be one of the most unpleasant aspects of running a business. An employer may say or do something that may give rise to future legal action. Employers need to conduct the termination of an employee in a manner that would minimize their exposure to legal action.
We have listed some reasons to terminate an employee and some links to articles that may be helpful when it comes to dealing with this issue.
- The Employee is not able to perform the job adequately. When you hire, make sure you state that the employee is on probation for approximately two weeks. This period of time should let you know if this person is able to perform the job requirements. Keep records of his progress and lack thereof.
- When the employee violates the policies you have laid out for your business. Careful records of warnings need to be kept. Sexual harassment, discrimination or confidentiality violations are often grounds for dismissal.
- When the employee is consistently late or absent from work. If the employee is a consistent "no call and no show" , this could cause harm to your business by leaving you understaffed, resulting in poor service to your customers.
- When the employee shows signs of physical violence . If the employee is abusive towards coworkers or customers he should be terminated.
- When the employee shows signs of alcohol and/or drug abuse . If the employee is under the influence of alcohol or drugs on the job, this is grounds for termination.
- When the employee breaks the law. The employee may be caught stealing or embezzling money and immediate termination is justified.
- When an employee lies or gives false information . This would include lying about education or experience on his employment application or resume.
Important articles on terminating employees
How to Terminate Employees- Another article on our blog about how to go about firing employees.
Firing Employees Without Getting Burned
Terminating Employees: Ease the Pain.