How to Fire an Employee

The Intuit Small Business Blog published How to Fire an Employee. The article outlines the steps necessary to terminate an employee’s job while covering yourself. Firing the employee starts with having a “solid legal basis” for taking action then taking the following steps:

  • If the employee reports to you, do it yourself
  • Don’t improvise
  • Know what you’re going to say
  • Include a witness to the discussion
  • Escort the employee from the building
  • Ask the employee to sign a release