Performance issues. Misconduct. Excessively absent or late to work. Reasons for disciplining and terminating employees run the gamut — but blindsiding employees by firing them can create serious issues for employers given California’s strong legal protections for employees.
Believe it or not, specific statutes limit your right to simply terminate a problem employee. And when taking disciplinary action, consistency is essential.
Join our California employment law experts on March 19 as they cover effective strategies for managing the discipline and termination process, including best practices for avoiding liability:
- Creating a fair and consistent disciplinary procedure;
- Distinguishing between coachable moments and necessary discipline;
- Training managers on unlawful employment actions in California;
- Legal requirements for investigations and documentation prior to termination;
- Whistleblower and other anti-retaliation protections;
- Proper handling of termination meetings; and
- Final pay requirements, including waiting-time penalties and unclaimed wages.
“It’s so important to always treat employees fairly and equally, even during disciplinary and termination proceedings,” stresses Erika Frank, webinar co-presenter and CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
Best Practices for Disciplining and Terminating Employees in California
Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT
Price: $199.00 ($159.20 for CalChamber Preferred and Executive members)
Register online or call (800) 331-8877. This webinar is approved for 1.5 HRCI recertification, SHRM professional development and MCLE credits.
Even if you can’t attend on March 19, you’re encouraged to register. Your webinar purchase includes a recorded version that’s available after the live event.