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Fearless Firing: Constructing a Strong Legal Defense for Your Termination Decisions

Thursday, September 21, 2017

1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes                     Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration - Live Webinar Only: $209.00

Registration - Live Webinar Plus CD Recording: $278.00


Learn how to legally terminate an employee to reduce potential lawsuits down the road.

Many employers conduct terminations of employees without the benefit of supporting documentation and/or provide unclear reasons for termination to the departing employee. This often leaves employees confused, upset, and suspicious regarding the ‘real' reason for their termination.

These are the causes of much of litigation. It is rare that an employer is acting with the intent to discriminate or retaliate against employees. While nothing can prevent a lawsuit from being filed by a disgruntled former employee, by failing to properly prepare for and support the termination decision through investigation, documentation and solid communication, the risk is magnified.

This topic will help you understand the preparatory work necessary and internal vetting of a termination decision that should occur prior to commencing a termination. This information is critical for employers that want to ensure their decisions to terminate an employee can be explained easily and logically as supported by a process and documentation that demonstrates a lawful termination took place.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to discuss gathering the evidence.
  • You will be able to review prior complaints.
  • You will be able to identify job related reasons for termination.
  • You will be able to describe how to prepare for the termination meeting.

This live webinar covers these hot issues

Pre-Termination Considerations

  • Gathering the Evidence
  • Proper Documentation
  • Prior Warnings/Discipline
  • Comparators
  • Prior Complaints

Job-Related Reasons for Termination

  • Performance-Related Reasons (Inability)
  • Violation(s) of Policy (Misconduct)
  • Time and Attendance

Termination Meeting

  • Preparing for the Termination Meeting
  • Termination Meeting Checklist
  • Reasons Employees Sue

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services)

  • CLE
  • CPE
  • SHRM
  • HR Certification Institute

For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.


John D. Bryan, Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Associate in the White Plains office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • J.D. degree, Pace University School of Law; B.A. degree, Pennsylvania State University
  • Can be contacted at 914-872-8009 or

Lauren Hanson, Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Associate in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Practice focuses on employment litigation, as well as preventative advice and counsel
  • Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, she was a litigator at Lowenstein Sandler where she handled employment and commercial litigation matters in both state and federal court; she also counseled employers in workplace law matters and conducted workplace trainings on wage and hour compliance, sexual harassment and diversity
  • Has also formerly served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jose L. Linares, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and a labor relations intern for the New York Times Company
  • J.D. degree, Rutgers University School of Law; B.A. degree, The College of New Jersey
  • Can be contacted at 914-872-6923 or

Richard D. Landau, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Principal in the White Plains office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Represented employers in all aspects of labor and employment law and has extensive experience providing employers with strategic advice relating to union organizing and in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board; negotiated hundreds of collective bargaining agreements in dozens of industries including complex contracts covering over 1,500 employees and handled over 100 arbitrations running the full gamut of labor contract issues
  • Conducts regular seminars in the areas of client specific seminars covering the intricacies of hiring, evaluating, disciplining and terminating staff while minimizing litigation risk; labor union activity including anticipating corporate campaigns; disability, leave, direct threat and reasonable accommodation concerns; sexual and other forms of workplace harassment; identifying vulnerability to workplace violence; ensuring wage and hour compliance including exemption issues; client specific seminars covering the intricacies of hiring, evaluating, disciplining and terminating staff while minimizing litigation risk
  • J.D. degree, Boston University School of Law; B.S. degree, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Can be contacted at 914-872-6887 or