While managers may find it uncomfortable, someone, at some point, will have to be let go.
Indeed, termination can be vital to an organization’s culture. To reduce the risk of wrongful termination claims, develop standard termination procedures. And make sure your managers are trained to carry out those procedures consistently. This reduces your litigation risk and keeps your organization in line with state and federal employment termination laws.
With Compligo, you can assign and track policies and training courses that cover your termination procedures. When termination is necessary, your managers can access procedure checklists and fill out the required forms online, in a single, comprehensive system. And when you need to produce evidence in the event of a claim, Compligo provides detailed personnel file records at the click of a button.
Effective termination is about consistency: consistently apply and enforce rules for every employee. Your managers are the key to making this happen. To keep your managers are on the same page, Compli offers Discipline and Termination Training for Managers, consisting of five online courses:
- Workplace Management: Employment Laws and Regulations
- Manager’s guide to discipline and documentation
- Management essentials: Confronting difficult employee behavior
- Rightful employment termination
- Wage and Hour Awareness for Managers
Forms & Policies
Compli offers a comprehensive set of HR checklists, forms, and policies to give your managers the tools they need to follow well-developed discipline and termination procedures. Developed by the employment law pros at Fisher Phillips, managers have easy access these tools from Compligo’s content library.
Disciplinary Action Form
Checklist & Employee
Return of Company
Personnel File & Record Keeping
If it wasn’t documented, it didn’t happen.
Documentation reduces your risk of a claim and ensures employees are treated consistently. Document activities like performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, and terminations in case you need to refer to them later. Compligo maintains an electronic personnel file that captures every action managers and employees take in the system:
- Policy and Training Signoff
- Disciplinary Action Forms
- Performance Evaluations
- Incident Reports
The personnel file also documents workflow stages, capturing the date and time when every activity was submitted, approved, and filed.
A comprehensive personnel file means that you have supporting evidence in the event of a legal challenge against a termination decision. It also demonstrates to your employees that they’re being treated like everyone else.
Support for Your HR Staff
If your HR team has questions, or needs to understand legal issues related to discipline & termination, HR Support Center is here to help. Get unlimited access to a team of experienced HR professionals who can answer tough questions related to the legal and cultural impacts of discipline and termination on your employees.
Your HR professional can also quickly research articles, guides, laws and forms in HR Support Center’s online resource library. And if the states you conduct business in have specific rules, the HR Support Center pros can help you understand those rules and regulations as well.