Is HR staff trained to referee termination scenarios?

How snap termination decisions can put an unexpected dent in the corporate wallet and the company’s reputation.
By Tim O'Shea
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/29/2001

Given today’s pressures on line managers to produce, coping with difficult and time-consuming employee situations is not always a priority. This results in scenarios that are often concluded with a hasty firing, exposing the company to hostile scrutiny by the employee’s counsel and potential negative opinion from remaining employees. In addition, if a discharged employee is reinstated following a grievance hearing by an arbitrator because of sloppy management procedures, there’s likely to be tremendous awkwardness around the work site for all parties.

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