Terminating an employee is tricky business, and talking to a lawyer is imperative to getting answers to all of your legal questions about employee termination. A lawyer will generally want to know your relationship to the employee (at will vs. contract), whether the employee owns any equity in your company, whether the employee falls into a protected class, and your reasons for terminating the employee. In addition to answering your legal questions about employee termination, a lawyer may also help you draft a severance agreement or termination letter.
Prepare for your first meeting or call with a employment lawyer using Priori’s employee termination resources, including our employee termination worksheet. Using our employee termination checklist, you’ll be able to think through your legal questions about employee termination in advance of your meeting. You can even send your employee termination worksheet directly to your lawyer, so your lawyer can prepare ahead of time and make your interaction as productive and cost-effective as possible. If needed, Priori can also connect you with a lawyer in our vetted network who can assist you with your legal questions about employee termination.