||Oracle Tips by Burleson
Avoid Bad Timing
Firing an employee soon after some other
event such as the IT employee filing a complaint regarding unlawful
conduct or discrimination will certainly have the appearance of
retaliation. Employees have the right to protection from retaliation
for whistle-blowing and reporting discrimination.
Supervisors and managers should receive
training to heighten their awareness of the possible implications of
event timing. Bad timing of events can easily be misconstrued as
retaliation even if there was never any such intent. Therefore,
awareness, thoughtful actions, and the integrity of IT management
will provide the best remedy for the bad timing of events.
Treat Fired Employees with Respect
Computer professionals that are mistreated
at any time during the processes of progressive discipline or
employment termination will be much more likely to sue the employer.
Some common mistakes made in this area that must be avoided include:
Not coaching employees on policy
Not allowing the employee to respond to
Firing the individual near a significant
Not allowing terminated employees to
retrieve their personal belongings.
The manager discussing the termination
with other employees not involved in the case.
The manager making degrading comments to
anyone about the fired or soon-to-be-fired employee.
The above book excerpt is from:
Firing Computer Professionals
manager Guide for Terminating "With Cause"