Online Class: Lawful Employee Termination

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.

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  • 15
    Lessons
  • 17
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 269
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 5
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.5
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Empowerment Against Injustice: Navigating Unlawful Employee Termination

In the dynamic realm of professional life, many events can shape or shift our career trajectory. While certain challenges might be seen as stepping stones, there are incidents that demand a stronger stance. One such grave occurrence is unlawful employee termination. Every employee deserves transparency and fairness when parting ways with an employer. Yet, the reality often reveals instances where these principles are overshadowed.

Delve deep into this course, designed to be your beacon against unjust termination practices. Whether you're an employee seeking justice or an employer striving for ethical business conduct, this course tailors to your needs.

Here's your guided roadmap:

  • Deciphering Termination Reasons: Develop a discerning eye as you learn the demarcation between legal and illegal grounds for termination. Understand the nuances and the underlying reasons that tip the scale.

  • Strategizing Your Response: Whether you've been on the receiving end of unfair treatment or are proactively safeguarding against such incidents, gain insight into actionable steps and preventive measures to uphold justice.

  • Navigating Post-Termination Waters: An unjust termination doesn't conclude the journey. Understand how to heal, rebound, and even thrive after facing such adversity, whether you're an employer or an employee.

Challenges might be inevitable, but the courage to confront them, learn, and create change is a choice. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to champion fairness in professional environments. Are you prepared to be a beacon of change in the face of injustice? Dive in and let's reshape the narrative together!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.8 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(503 votes)

Lesson One - Lawful Employee Termination

The basics of termination like what is considered lawful and some of the more common legitimate reasons for terminating employment will be discussed in this lesson. Additional lesson topics: How to Terminate an Employee the Right Way; Dealing With Problem Employees: How to Manage Performance and Personal Issues in the Workplace; Termination, Regular Employee 11 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Course Introduction and Goals
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: What Does an Employee Handbook Do for You?; How to Inform Your Staff When Someone is Fired; Employee Termination Procedures and Policies 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Definition of Due Process; Checklist for an Employment Termination Meeting 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson Four - Employment Laws

This lesson will discuss the different employment laws that are active in the United States. Additional lesson topics: Employee Rights- Making an Employment Rights; Overview of Employment and Anti-Discrimination Laws; Employees Rights 101 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Types of employment; Types of employees; Difference Between Internship and Apprenticeship 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Legal, Ethical Employment Termination; The process of Employment Termination; New Case Illustrates Common Employer Termination Mistakes; Several Reasons for Termination Getting Fired 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson Seven - Common Illegal Reasons for Unlawful Employee Termination

This lesson will look at what the actual reasons for an unlawful termination might be. Additional lesson topics: The Difference Between Unfair Dismissal and Unlawful Termination; So, You Just Got Fired—Was it Wrongful Termination?; Wrongful Termination 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: The Right Things to Do to Avoid Wrongful Termination Claims; Several Steps You Need to Take Before Terminating an Employee for Poor Performance 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Wrongful Termination Settlements: What Can I Expect? Wrongful Termination Settlements: What Can I Expect?; Famous Cases of Wrongful Termination; Several facts every HR manager should know about wrongful discharge 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Was I Wrongfully Discharged From My Job?; When Can You Sue for Wrongful Termination?; Several Big Reasons Employees Sue, and How to Protect Yourself 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: What to do when you get fired; Employee Rights after a Job Termination; Common Legal Words 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: You're Being Sued: A Guide to Handling a Business Lawsuit; Frivolous Lawsuits Have Serious Consequences; How Employment Lawsuits Can Ruin Your Small Business 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Wrongful Termination: Was Your Firing Illegal?; Employee Termination: Several Steps to Avoid Wrongful Termination Lawsuits; Preventing Lawsuits for Wrongful Termination 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: 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 toward ensuring the legality of a termination. Additional lesson topics: Termination: Checklist; How to Conduct an Exit Interview the Right Way 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: 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
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Quiz
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
221
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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Lawful Employee Termination
Course Number: 9770505
Lessons Rating: 4.8 / 5 Stars (503 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: November 2023
Course Type: 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
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This course exceeded my expectations. The content is informative, useful and highly-effective and I like that additional resources are provided to help students gain a better understanding of employee rights and lawful termination. Every employer should invest in training and compliance. Not only is it necessary and essential to a company's success, it leads to better worker productivity, performance, morale and ultimately bottom line growth. I feel better prepared in my ongoing litigation." -- Karen B.

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