If you have not been sued by an employee you’ve terminated, don’t count yourself lucky yet. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported a 15 percent increase in the number of bias charges led with the agency in 2008, on top of an 11 percent jump during the two prior years.
The time for employers to protect themselves from losing a lawsuit is before they terminate the employee. While you can’t prevent employee lawsuits, the actions that you take prior to employee termination can have a major impact on whether or not you win the case in court, or on any settlement negotiated outside of court.
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