A "No-Surprises" Approach to Lowering Risk of a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

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Based on a March survey of small business owners by SurePayroll, firing an employee ranks as one of the most difficult aspects of running a business. In this article, Littler's A. Michael Weber reiterates that it's important to let low-performing employees know where they stand and be given a limited time frame to improve, as he notes, "The key is no surprises." This helps lower the risk of a wrongful termination, discrimination or retaliation suit.

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