Should an Employer Require a Terminated Employee to Sign a Release at the Termination Meeting?

/ 04/06/2012 How an employer handles a termination can significantly impact future dealings with the terminated employee. Therefore, before terminating an employee, an employer must address certain concerns, such as whether all termination policies have been followed, how to handle the employee’s last moments on the job, and whether a difficult situation warrants a call […]

Terminating an Employee Who Belongs to a Protected Class

/ 11/18/2010 An employer’s reason for discharging an employee cannot be based on the employee’s membership in a class protected by law.  For example, an employer cannot fire an employee because the employee is of a certain race or religion or because the employee is pregnant.  But, of course, an employer may fire an employee […]