(PRWEB) August 31, 2012
The Law Firm of Pozzuolo Rodden P.C., announces the release of the article "How to Terminate an Employee and Minimize Litigation ". Below is a sample of the first couple of paragraphs. If you would like to read more, please read the full article and other corporate law, or estate planning topics at http://www.pozzuolo.com/Pubs_Newsletters.shtml
How to Terminate an Employee and Minimize Litigation
The termination of an employee may not only be tough on the individual, but can have serious consequences for the employer when an employee files a wrongful termination suit. The repercussions of a wrongful termination may include a required forced rehiring, back pay, and even punitive damages. The first step for an employer to avoid the cost and expense of a wrongful termination suit is to have an understanding of a lawful versus a wrongful termination and to focus on prevention rather than containment of a problem after it exists. Thus, it is necessary to clearly define the employment relationship from the beginning by having clearly written employment policies that are consistently applied. Examples of such policies include a two-way communication on an employee’s performance, documentation of all communications, and allowing the employee to leave with dignity. This newsletter will discuss steps that will minimize the risk of wrongful termination suits.
In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, employees are “at-will” employees by default. Generally, an at-will employee may be terminated at any time for any reason as long it does not violate a well defined public policy............
If you would like to read more, please read the full article "How to Terminate an Employee and Minimize Litigation" and other corporate law or estate planning topics at http://www.pozzuolo.com/Pubs_Newsletters.shtml
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