A problem employee comes in many forms; poor attendance, insubordination, performance issues, leave abuse, hostility towards others, etc… It is critical for an organization to identify, manage, confront and ultimately rid itself of the problem employee. The problem employee that is deservingly terminated may become a highly motivated and litigious ex-employee. Sometimes the problem employee is simply confronted by management, disciplined short of termination, but nonetheless becomes litigious while still working for the employer. Facing a legal challenge by a former or current employee is serious business and is, unfortunately, more common these days than ever before. Therefore, it is critical for employers of all shapes, sizes and industries not “stub” the proverbial toe when defending the lawsuit. This half-day seminar, led by Labor & Employment Attorney Jeff Risch with SmithAmundsen LLC, will present a laundry list of MUST DO’s and DON’Ts in confronting the problem employee with an eye on “winning the inevitable lawsuit.” Specifically, much of the discussion will center on the preparation and drafting of proper and legally sound communication and documentation. Lessons learned through cases and real life “trial and error” will be presented as well.
Continuing Education Offered
4.0 SHRM credits approved
4.0 HRCI credits submitted for approval
3.75 CLE credits submitted for approval
4.0 HR Compliance Certificate credits