Megan Carannante Quoted in Built In Article on Minimizing Legal Risk Surrounding Employee Terminations
Co-chair of Pullman & Comley's Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits practice Megan Y. Carannante spoke to Built In about how employers can minimize their legal risk when terminating employees. The article lists steps to take when going through the process of termination, as well as a number of things to avoid in order to prevent a company lawsuit.
Talking to the employee directly about the issue is critical so they are aware and given the opportunity to improve their behavior or performance. “I think the most fundamental tenet when you are terminating an employee is that you are approaching the process with fairness and that the employee feels like they were treated fairly,” Megan said.
Human Resources and legal teams within an organization can be essential to offer insights and flag any factors that might put the company at risk of an employment discrimination lawsuit. Megan outlines some examples of employees who might pose a higher risk, including employees who have been with the company for a long time and claiming their age is a factor, those who have recently complained about an issue, employees who have recently returned from a leave of absence, and more.
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