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Managing difficult terminations – Learn the latest

This year’s Ontario Employment Law Conference, co-sponsored by First Reference and Stringer Brisbin Humphrey on June 15, 2011, will touch on several topics of importance to employers; refer to the conference agenda for details. In addition, the conference will allow employers to review recent developments in the law that affect their workplace practices, policies and programs. The first topic on the agenda will provide employers with guidance on how to manage a difficult termination process. Specifically it should help employers minimize claims arising from the termination process.

When it comes to employee terminations, it is important to follow standardized procedures and to establish this process well before the need to fire an employee presents itself. Unfortunately, employees claiming wrongful termination are suing companies every year. By setting up standard procedures, you can reduce your chances of having this happen to you.

Once you decide to terminate, you must know how. While attending the conference, you’ll discover that terminating is much easier and less risky than you thought.

Whether you are terminating for poor performance, for cause or as a result of downsizing, the way you manage the process is key to limiting liability and reducing costs. This presentation will provide in-depth analysis and practical tips on:

  • How to identify and avoid common issues
  • How to respond effectively to demand letters
  • What the courts are saying about the relevance of the manner of termination
  • How and when to effectively engage your legal counsel
  • How to ensure your documentation would support you if litigation is inevitable

There is much more; come and learn how to manage complex terminations. Register for the 2011 Employment Law Conference—and Learn the latest! (Registrations now closed)

Yosie Saint-Cyr
First Reference Human Resources and Compliance Managing Editor

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Yosie Saint-Cyr

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 15 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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