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May HR Tip

VOLUME 10 | May 2018

  

 

  Don’t Get Caught Playing a Game of Telephone –
Importance of Consistent Messaging to Federal, State, and Local Agencies
 
When an employer has a legitimate non-discriminatory reason for terminating an employee, consistent messaging is important to avoid a potential dispute as to the true reason for the termination. There are a few steps an employer can take to deliver a consistent message to various agencies when questioned about a departing employee:
 
  1. Designate: Designate one person to serve as the contact for agency inquiries.
  2. Document: When an employer maintains consistent and clear documentation in an employee personnel file, the individual responding to agency inquiries will not have to guess as to the reasons for termination.
  3. Deliberate: Carefully review inquiries from Federal, State, and Local agencies and consult with legal counsel.
 

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