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> Negotiate on your behalf before going into court.
> Negotiate/Review Severance Packages & Settlement Agreements.
> Review your current Employee Handbook & other legal documents.
> Represent you in unemployment benefit appeals.
> Represent you in Complaints filed with State & Federal Agencies.
TOP 5 TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL TERMINATIONS:
1. Document why the employee is being terminated. Document the reasons for
this termination including disciplinary reports and supervisor statements.
2. Follow the rules. Make sure that this termination does not violate state or
Federal labor laws. Also, it should follow all company policies and procedures
3. Double check for any discrimination or perceived discrimination. Make sure
this termination is not in violation of EEOC and Illinois Human Rights Department
guidelines regarding discrimination.
4. Be prepared to pay the employee all monies due. Refusing to pay a terminated
employee for salary owed, vacation time earned or other earned amounts is asking
for a lawsuit.
5. Determine if you need to offer this employee a severance. Be prepared to
offer a severance package for those employees who may file a lawsuit over their
We can assist you in implementing these tips and others to reduce the
potential of being sued by the terminated employee.
WHAT WE DO:
Are you in being sued by a former/current employee through the IDHR , IHRC, or
EEOC? Has a former employee demanded unreasonable unemployment benefits?
Are you about to discipline/terminate an employee that you fear will file a
lawsuit? Are your employee handbooks and other legal documents up to date? Do
you have only occasional employment issues and hesitate to hire a expensive,
full-time law firm to assist you. We may be able to help your business.