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Employee termination: Best practices

Planning for termination decisions helps employers justify their decision and defend against potential litigation. To do so, employers should:

• Understand applicable employment-related laws

• At will employment – terminate for any reason

• May not terminate due to discrimination, retaliation, or harassment

• Develop and consistently apply appropriate policies, procedures, and handbooks

• Obtain employee written acknowledgment that they’ve received the above

• Apply policies consistently

• Document reasons for termination and termination itself

• Consider offering a severance with a release agreement

• Protect sensitive information

• Disable electronic access

• Collect employer property