Rightful Employment Termination

  • 5 topics | 18m
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Frontline managers with hiring authority need to have a general understanding of how the law impacts the approach an organization should take when terminating a person’s employment. This course will provide managers with a working knowledge of how to navigate federal anti-discrimination law and general principles of public policy when making employment decisions. It will offer guidance on how to ensure that employment termination happens in a way that is least likely to result in a claim of wrongful termination by the employee. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.


  • identify true statements about wrongful employment termination
  • recognize examples of wrong reasons for terminating employment
  • identify what wrongful employment termination means and recognize examples of this
  • identify actions to take to reduce risks of wrongful termination complaints
  • recognize actions and behavior to reduce risks of wrongful termination complaints


  • Defining Wrongful Termination
  • Avoiding Terminating Employees for the Wrong Reasons
  • Knowledge Check: Compliant Employment Termination
  • Reducing the Risk of Wrongful Termination Complaints
  • Knowledge Check: Avoiding Wrongful Terminations