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Termination Traps – Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make When Terminating Employees and How to Avoid Them

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This interactive session will discuss the top 10 frequent “termination traps” that can create legal risk for employers when terminating employees – and how to avoid them. The session will include a discussion of common termination pitfalls in the lead up to and execution of a termination decision, as well as best practices for documentation, progressive discipline, and communications relating to termination that will assist employers in reducing risk. Presenters will engage the audience to work through real-life examples of “terminations gone wrong” and discuss strategies that could have been used to reduce the risk associated with the terminations.  Attendees will leave the session armed with key takeaways that they can implement at their companies to limit the ever-present risks associated with termination.

Abstract: This interactive session will discuss the top 10 frequent “termination traps” that can create legal risk for employers when terminating employees – and how to avoid them. The session will include a discussion of common termination pitfalls in the lead up to and execution of a termination decision, as well as best practices for documentation, progressive discipline, and communications relating to termination that will assist employers in reducing risk. Presenters will engage the audience to work through real-life examples of “terminations gone wrong” and discuss strategies that could have been used to reduce the risk associated with the terminations.  Attendees will leave the session armed with key takeaways that they can implement at their companies to limit the ever-present risks associated with termination.

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Meredith Gregston - Duane Morris
Christopher D. Durham, Esq. - Duane Morris
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