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Termination and Performance Management Guidelines

OnDemand Webinar (59 minutes)

Learn best practices for writing effective performance documentation and implementing discipline and terminations.In today's litigious environment, employers are increasingly at risk of being sued for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation by disgruntled current and former employees. Many times the difference between a defense verdict and a verdict in favor of the plaintiff hinges on how well management and human resources addressed and documented employee performance problems. This topic helps Human Resources professionals develop effective and proactive performance management systems. The material covered will include best practices for coaching and disciplining employees, drafting performance improvement plans and disciplinary documentation, a checklist for making defensible discipline and termination decisions.


Betsy Johnson, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.


How Avoid the Performance Management Mistakes That Lead to Lawsuits

• The Legal Landmines

• Dealing With Problem Employees

• What Should (and Shouldn't) Be in the Personnel File

• How to Respond When an Employee's (or Former Employee's) Lawyer Makes a Demand to Produce the Personnel File

What Are the Best Practices for Writing Effective Performance Documentation

• Documentation Guidelines

• Creating and Delivering Effective Performance Evaluations

• Best Practices for Disciplinary and Termination Documentation

What Are the Best Practices for Implementing Discipline and Terminations

• Using the Discipline and Termination Checklist

• What You Should (and Shouldn't) Say During the Meeting With the Employee

• What You Should (and Shouldn't) About Former Employees