Document the day you decide to terminate.

Position:From the Courts

You know to keep documentation on when employees are terminated, but do you (and your managers) also make notes of the date you decide to terminate? If not, you should.

Here's why: Workers who fear termination may consider litigation to derail the firing. If they file an EEOC (or internal) complaint, that opens you up for a potential retaliation lawsuit. But if you clearly made the termination decision before the complaint was filed, there can be no retaliation.

Recent case: A school principal scheduled a meeting with Cheryl, a teacher, to discuss her poor...

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