Media Employment Attorney Discusses Terminating a Long Term Employee
As an experienced Media Employment Attorney I am often asked about how employers can terminate a long term employee if they can no longer perform their duties. If you have a long term employee who is no longer performing the functions of his or her job, you can terminate them. However, you need to be aware that these are fertile grounds for a potential discrimination suit based on age. Leading up to that decision to terminate, you and your HR department should make sure that you document or provide notice to the employee that the quality of work is falling below what is required and you can give the employee the opportunity to correct those shortcomings. In the absence of the employee correcting their shortcomings, then you’ve established the groundwork and the basis for your non-discriminatory decision and you can terminate.
Are you considering terminating a long term employee? If so, contact the experienced Media Employment Attorney Paul Fellman.
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