The Shelby Report: Ask 3 Questions Before Letting an Employee Go

Last Updated on April 25, 2019 by G. T. HR

HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors.

Making the decision to let an employee go can be difficult at best, and can expose grocers to legal action and fines at worst. However, employees that consistently violate policies or underperform are bad for business and the morale of other team members. When it becomes apparent that it is best to let an employee go, independent grocers need to be sure they are following proper protocol to protect themselves from expensive and time-consuming lawsuits.

  1. Has management provided ample warning – does the employee know a termination is possible?

It is imperative that the employee be aware that there is an issue…