What is the Right Way to Fire an Employee?

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How to fire an employee?

For employers, even those who own small or micro businesses, knowing the difference between the right way and the wrong way to fire an employee can make a huge difference to your bottom line & if your company may be sued.

This article from the Globe and Mail gives a brief overview for what employers should consider before terminating an employee:

Was there just cause for termination?
Was there serious miscondcut?
Where and how will you dismiss the employee?

There are other issues employers need to be aware of before terminating an employee.  Because of the potential risk involved in not doing this the right way, you should contact a lawyer who has experience with employment law before you take another step towards termination. You’ll find that it will be money well spent.

RESOURCE:  BC Employment Standards Act

Contact us if you have any questions relating to employee termination or severance.


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