NOTE TO EMPLOYERS: TERMINATE WITH CARE
If a company has to fire an employee, it should do so with care. One of the most important practices for the company is that the employee should be paid his or her final pay by the time of termination. The employment agreement should be reviewed to make sure that all amounts due to the employee are paid on the termination date.
The employee should also be reminded of the obligation to keep the employer’s proprietary information and trade secrets confidential and should be required to return all company proprietary and information before leaving. An exit interview may be used to remind the employee of continuing obligations not to use or disclosure confidential information, collect all company property, and explain exist compensation and benefits issue.
Further, when a high-level or complaining employee is terminated, we recommend entering into a written separation agreement. Generally, severance should not be paid to the employee without obtaining a signed release of all claims as part of the agreement.
The Law Offices of Payab & Associates is a Los Angeles based law firm with more than 17 years of experience in employment cases. Our office has successfully litigated many complex disputes including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, wage and labor disputes, and retaliation cases.
Contact the Law Offices of Payab & Associates @ (818) 918-5522 or visit http://payablaw.com/ if you have any questions regarding your rights at the workplace.