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In this session, you will be provided with various tools to help you through the termination process. You will learn what you should do before termination, how to prepare for the termination meeting itself, what to say and what not to say during a termination meeting and what to tell others afterward. Learn how to use the process to minimize defend a prevent potential employee lawsuits and minimize the risk of workplace violence.
No one likes being the bad guy. The termination process is one of the most difficult work-related processes. A few months ago you and the worker shared pictures or discussed sporting events. Now you have to tell this person that he needs to get a new job. Also, the termination, if not done properly or for the wrong reasons, will lead to employee lawsuits and in this day and age could lead to workplace violence. Do you know steps you can take to help smooth this difficult process minimize the risk of employee lawsuits and workplace violence? Do you want your termination decision to be analyzed by a court and a jury for years to come?
Stuart Silverman has been practicing law for almost 30 years and is the principal of the Law Offices of Stuart M. Silverman, P.A., located in Boca Raton, Florida. The emphasis of his practice is in the area of labor and employment law, and business and commercial litigation. Mr. Silverman has represented both private and public employers, as well as individual employees in a whole host of complex business disputes and employment settings at administrative levels, and state and federal trial and appellate courts. His extensive employment litigation experience includes claims under age, race, sex discrimination, wage and hour claims, whistleblower and retaliation claims, ADA and FMLA claims, public employee's claims, as well as disputes under employment contracts, non-compete agreements, trade secrets disputes, and partnership breakups. Mr. Silverman is a frequent speaker on his areas of practice.
Mr. Silverman is also a member of The Workplace Violence Prevention Institute (WPVI), a group formed to investigate solutions and strategies from a proactive and systemic perspective to minimize the risk of workplace violence, specifically violence caused by employees or former employees. He earned his B.A. degree, with high honors, and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University. Mr. Silverman is admitted to The Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.