EMPLOYEE TERMINATIONS

EMPLOYEE TERMINATIONS WITH DIGNITY

As a Human Resource Professional, chances are you have or will soon enough have, the unenviable responsibility of terminating the working relationship with an employee. Ideally, the termination proceeds cordially and without incident. If the terminated employee is able to depart with dignity intact, and both the financial and emotional implications for the employee remain manageable, there is a lesser likelihood of retaliatory or adverse reaction.

INDENTIFYING EMPLOYEES THAT POSE A THREAT DURING OR AFTER TERMINATION

It is difficult to identify in advance those individuals for whom the stress of termination will prove too much. The following is a list of some key indicators that an employee has the potential to pose a threat to management, other employees, or company assets.

A problem employee who is disgruntled or resentful
An employee who has made threats
An employee who has a bad temper or “short fuse”
An employee with a history of aggressive or violent behavior
An employee with a history of blaming others
An employee who is experiencing financial difficulty
An employee who is overburdened by domestic issues