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You're Fired! An HR Quiz on How to Avoid Wrongful Termination

written by: Sylvia Cochran•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 10/20/2011

Are you a human resources manager in charge of terminating employees’ relationships with the company? Are you a manager who is contemplating letting some workers go? Be careful that you do not violate any wrongful termination law! Avoid costly litigation; take our quiz today.

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    What Is a Wrongful Termination?

    “Justice and Law This legal phrase applies to a separation of an employer-employee working relationship based on faulty grounds. Even though a company -- in the absence of an employment contract -- has the legal right to terminate a worker’s employment at will, it may not do so and cite reasons for the dismissal that governing bodies deem to be illegal.

    Have you become afraid to consider dismissal of a worker who may belong to one or more protected classes? A job separation quiz can help dispel myths, show errors and highlight gaps in your understanding of the law.

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    Firing the Right -- and Wrong -- Way


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