Webinar: I Just Fired an Employee - Now What

Webinar: I Just Fired an Employee - Now What

April 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm ET
Duration 1.0 hours

Despite the challenging and emotional nature of employee termination, the difficulty does not always subside when the employee leaves the building.

Instead, the departure often reveals new and distinct problems for HR professionals and employers ranging from breach of contract, to violence, to defamation. Regulations at the federal and state level, including guidance from regulatory agencies like the NLRB and the EEOC, make the post-termination period fraught with danger, obstacles and legal landmines.

This webinar will guide you through the proper issue-spotting techniques and protocols necessary to reduce the risk of post-termination liabilities, understand the state and federal law, and prepare a post-termination action plan, including:

  • Review of post-termination contractual obligations like confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-compete agreements.
  • Protecting the physical office space and employees by ensuring that outgoing employees no longer have access to the workspace.
  • Retrieving company property on a timely basis.
  • Corresponding with outgoing employees to ensure proper transfer of personal articles or belongings left behind, continuation of healthcare benefits and payment of final wages.
  • Proper guidelines for responding to requests for job references.

Presented by

Michael C. Jacobson

Michael C. Jacobson

Michael C. Jacobson is the legal editor for the organizational exit and investigations and litigation sections of XpertHR.

Prior to joining XpertHR, Michael worked as an attorney in Manhattan for six years where he defended employers and healthcare providers against wrongful termination, discrimination, medical malpractice and general liability claims.

Michael obtained his JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was the notes and comments editor for the Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal.

By the end of this presentation, participants should have >

  • An ability to identify and prevent common problems that arise after an employee has been terminated from the organization.
  • An understanding of current federal and state regulations relating to the post-termination phase to ensure an employer reduces its risk.
  • The knowledge to prepare a post-termination action plan that treats outgoing employees intelligently, but also compassionately and with dignity.