Terminating an employee is rarely easy, particularly when that employee has been with the company for a long time. Going through a termination is not a pleasant process especially if you care about the employee that is being fired. In those situations where termination is unavoidable it would be prudent for employers in Southern California to consult wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles to make sure that they are not breaking the law.
Although the law typically does not require most employers to provide any kind of severance offer to their employee, it is good practice to do so in certain situations. The payment of the severance to an employee who just lost their source of income is a gesture of good faith that can go a long way towards parting ways amicably, even in cases where litigation is not likely.
Before any severances paid employers in Southern California would do well to consult wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles to help them review the circumstances of their termination and draft the appropriate documents.
Savvy employers in Southern California recognize the value of training their decision-makers, and supervisory staff regarding the basics of employment law. Oftentimes the best person to train your decision-makers on what is okay and what isn’t, are wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles.
Advice and Counseling
Wrongful termination lawyers in Los Angeles aren’t just for employees, but for employers as well. Before letting a member of your team go, consult with legal counsel first. You may not realize it but your intended termination may violate the law. For example, many employers feel like they have the right to fire their employee simply because that employee got hurt physically and is unable to work. They sometimes fire the employee without thinking about the consequences of their actions. State and federal laws make it illegal for employers to discriminate against their employees on the basis of the disability. In certain situations the employer is also required to reasonably accommodate an employee’s disability. Before jumping to a termination an employer would do well to consult a wrongful termination lawyer to find out if the anticipated termination complies with the law.
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