Sometimes you have to fire people. It happens within every company. It might be because the employee consistently causes problems, or it might be for financial reasons. Either way, it’s not a comfortable situation to be in. Emotions run high. Losing a job can be a devastating blow to an employee, and if they feel that they were wrongfully fired they could bring charges against your company.
There’s a right way and a wrong way to fire an employee, and leaving someone out in the cold with no given reason is generally not the best way to go. To avoid being on the chopping block of a wrongful termination suit, there are a few things you need to keep in mind and a few practices you can implement.