Lawful Employee Termination


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Course Description

There are many things that could alter the course of one's career: promotions, personal events, economic disasters, etc. Many choose to take the good and the bad without question, learning from their mistakes and making the best out of what they get. However, there are somethings that can happen that you just don't want to ignore or brush off. Unlawful employee termination, for one, isn't something that should be left alone. Employees expect a good and just reason for being fired. Most employers try to meet that expectation willingly. Unfortunately, a good and just reason isn't always present and some employers are just not a great as you want them to be.

This course will explore everything a person may need to know to identify and remedy an unlawful employee termination, regardless of the role they play in the situation. Some of the topics this course will touch on will include:

  • Illegal and Legal Reasons for Termination--What is considered an acceptable reason for firing someone? What isn't, and why? Some of the more common reasons for both cases that can contribute to a person's employment being terminated, and how to identify them.
  • Taking Action Against Unlawful Termination--What can be done to fix the situation if you've been illegally fired? What can you do to stop it from happening again? A discussion of what options are available to those who have been unlawfully terminated and the prevention measures businesses can take.
  • Dealing With The Aftermath--How do you return things to normal? This will look at what both employees and employers can do to deal with the effects of an unlawful termination and how they can move on.

Bad things can happen to good people, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing to be done about it. This course is designed to offer help to anyone who wants to remedy one of those things, unlawful employee termination, and provide them with the resources to make things right. Are you ready to make a difference?

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Lesson One - Lawful Employee Termination

The basics of termination, such as what is considered lawful and some of the more common legitimate reasons for terminating employment, will be discussed in this lesson. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: How to Terminate an Employee the Right Way
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson Two - The Termination Process

This lesson will look at what is involved in a detailed and thorough process for lawful employee termination. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Employee Termination Procedures and Policies; What Does an Employee Handbook Do for You?; How to Inform Your Staff When Someone is Fired
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson Three - Due Process

This lesson will look at the role that due process place in lawful employee termination, including an explanation of what it is and its components. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Definition of Due Process; Checklist for an Employment Termination Meeting
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson Four - Employment Laws

This lesson will discuss the different employment laws that are active in the United States. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Employees Rights 101; Employee Rights- Making an Employment Rights; Overview of Employment and Anti-Discrimination Laws
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson Five - Employment Types And Circumstances

This lesson will look at the different employment types and the circumstances that are attached to them. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Types of employment; Types of employees; Difference Between Internship and Apprenticeship
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson Six - Determining Legality

This lesson will look at the different elements that have been discussed thus far and how they can be used to determine the legality of an employee termination. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: The process of Employment Termination; Legal, Ethical Employment Termination; New Case Illustrates Common Employer Termination Mistakes
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson Seven - Common Illegal Reasons For Unlawful Employee Termination

This lesson will look at what the actual reason(s) for an unlawful termination might be. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Wrongful Termination; So, You Just Got Fired?Was it Wrongful Termination?; The Difference Between Unfair Dismissal and Unlawful Termination
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson Eight - Special Circumstances

This lesson will explore several special circumstances and discuss their associated details and ramifications on unlawful employee termination. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: The Right Things to Do to Avoid Wrongful Termination Claims; 6 Steps You Need to Take Before Terminating an Employee for Poor Performance
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson Nine - The Consequences of Unlawful Termination

This lesson will look at what consequences may arise as a result of an unlawful employee termination. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Wrongful Termination Settlements: What Can I Expect? Wrongful Termination Settlements: What Can I Expect?; Famous Cases of Wrongful Termination; 7 facts every HR manager should know about wrongful discharge
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson Ten - Contesting Termination

This lesson will explore how an employee can contest their wrongful termination and what options are available to them. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Was I Wrongfully Discharged From My Job?; When Can You Sue for Wrongful Termination?; 6 Big Reasons Employees Sue, And How To Protect Yourself
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson Eleven - The Aftermath For Employees

This lesson will look at what employees may need to deal with after a wrongful termination case comes to a close. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Common Legal Words; Employee Rights after a Job Termination; What to do when you get fired
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson Twelve - The Aftermath For Employers

Just as with the previous lesson, some of what is discussed in this lesson will be dependent on the outcome of the termination case itself. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: How Employment Lawsuits Can Ruin Your Small Business; Frivolous Lawsuits Have Serious Consequences; You're Being Sued: A Guide to Handling a Business Lawsuit
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Quiz

Lesson Thirteen - Means of Preventing Unlawful Termination

This lesson will explore some of the ways that both employers and employees can prevent unlawful terminations from occurring in their business. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Preventing Lawsuits for Wrongful Termination; Employee Termination: 20 Steps To Avoid Wrongful Termination Lawsuits; Wrongful Termination: Was Your Firing Illegal?
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Quiz

Lesson Fourteen - A Termination Checklist

This lesson will look at the usage by employers of a termination checklist and what value it provides towards ensuring the legality of a termination. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Termination: Checklist; How to Conduct an Exit Interview the Right Way
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Quiz

Lesson Fifteen - Additional Information Of Note

This lesson will explore some of the information that may be of value during a wrongful termination situation. 80 Total Points
  • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Quiz
  • Complete: The Final Exam
220
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the termination process.
  • Summarize due process and employment laws.
  • Determine employment types and circumstances.
  • Determine Legality of the termination.
  • Summarize common illegal reasons for unlawful employee termination.
  • Describe the consequences of unlawful termination.
  • Describe processes for contesting termination.
  • Describe means of preventing unlawful termination.
  • Define termination checklist, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Lawful Employee Termination
Course Number: 9770505
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: Professional Development (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Linda Zavadil
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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