Employee Termination in 2023
Employers have always avoided the termination either because it is not easy to terminate someone or because it can be difficult to defend allegations of wrongful termination. Cases of wrongful termination have emerged and increased since the late 2022 year. Research has identified the following factors in this increase:
-Employees more aware and knowledgeable of workplace rights.
-Employees are now aware enough to charge discrimination.
-Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) establishing increased awareness on how employees can make these charges.
-New whistleblower protections for employees who turn in Employers.
-More resources on websites by the Department of Labor (DOL) providing employees with ways to confirm if Employers are violating current regulations.
Because of these and other factors, Employers are now more than ever, at risk of litigation against termination decisions. The EEOC has established definitions and guidelines of what constitutes discrimination and what employees are part of “protected classes” and discrimination claims. Now that there have been additional protections under EEOC, Employers should consider these regulations and prepare for those potential Risks.
Join us this May to learn what contributes to making the right employee termination decisions. You will receive a FREE customized compliance tool to advance your understanding of it. Register now!
What You will Learn
-How employees should be terminated with dignity and respect and within regulations.
-How to mitigate wrongful termination allegations before they happen.
-How Retaliation regulations need to be addressed before terminating an employee.
-What factors can be an obstacle in ensuring a worry-free termination process.
-How to handle volatile terminations including employees who own weapons, have history of aggressive behavior, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, harassment, mental illness and other behavior issues that can pose a risk to Managers and employees.
-Create a termination checklist that will reduce your risk when making a decision to terminate.
-Gain knowledge of the EEOC regulations and guidelines to prevent allegations of discrimination or wrongful termination.
-Create a policy that will assist managers in terminating employees without fear of retribution from the regulatory agencies and employees.
-Use training of your managers to reduce your risk since you can be held liable for Managers/Supervisors with bad management and poor judgement in handling employees.
-Teach Managers how to document performance issues.
-Develop a termination process that will ensure consistency, fairness, objectivity and reduce risks.
Why You Should Attend
Employers need to be aware of the cost of these actions via litigation, fines and penalties and even criminal sanctions. Employers need to ask if they have the protections they need when they make decisions on termination, reduction in force, demotion, suspensions and disciplinary actions. Join us this May to get an in-depth review of the potential consequences of these decisions.
Who will Benefit
-Employers in all industries
Margie Faulk is a senior level human resources professional with over 15 years of HR management and compliance experience. A current Compliance Advisor for HR Compliance Solutions, LLC, Margie, has worked as an HR Compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses in the small, large, private, public, Non-profit sectors and International compliance.
Margie has provided small to large businesses with risk management strategies that protect companies and reduces potential workplace fines and penalties from violation of employment regulations. Margie is bilingual (Spanish) fluent and Bi-cultural.
Margie’s area of expertise includes Criminal Background Screening Policies and auditing, I-9 document correction and storage compliance, Immigration compliance, employee handbook development, policy development, sexual harassment investigations/certified training, SOX regulations, payroll compliance, compliance consulting, monitoring US-based federal, state and local regulations, employee relations issues, internal investigations, HR management, compliance consulting, internal/external audits, and performance management.
Margie’s unique training philosophy includes providing free customized tools for all attendees. These tools are customized and have been proven to be part an effective risk management strategy. Some of the customized tools include the I-9 Self Audit. Correction and Storage program, Ban the Box Decision Matrix Policy that Employers can provide in a dispute for allegations, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Compliance Guide, Drug-Free Workplace Volatile Termination E-Book and other compliance program tools when attendees register and attend Margie’s trainings.
Margie holds professional human resources certification (PHR) from the HR Certification Institution (HRCI) and SHRM-CP certification from the Society for Human Resources Management. Margie is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE).
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