5 Ways to Handle a Layoff or Firing

Career Alley

Terminating an employee, whether by layoff or firing, is never a pleasant task. This clarity helps keep imagination at bay, and can cut down on the risk of the employee suing you for age or gender discrimination. Be Respectful During Layoffs.

Why A CEO Pledge to Not Discriminate Against The Unemployed in Hiring is Weak.

HR Capitalist

and Magic Johnson Enterprises — signed the document, which promises not to discriminate against job applicants solely because they have been out of work for extended stretches.

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Fighting Age Discrimination With LinkedIn

Career Realism

These days, experience can often mean the first to go during layoffs. Age discrimination LinkedIn image from Shutterstock. Social Media age discrimination linkedin recruiterJoshua, I’m 59 years old with a full-time job in Medical Ultrasound imaging.

I’m in trouble for cc’ing a laid-off coworker on a message questioning her layoff

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I understand where you were coming from and I don’t think it was an outrageous thing to do, but it did demonstrate a lack of sensitivity to politics around layoffs. The reason that people above you are pissed off is that by including the tipping tester, you basically said that you think the layoff decision is a bad one and encouraged the tipping tester to think the same. Layoff decisions are just super sensitive.

Illegal Workplace Discrimination? Here’s How to Tell

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination is a disease.” . . Other questions, and other answers, soon followed, many of which indicated to us that what was happening to Janine may well have been derived from illegal age discrimination. You may note that we did not ask Janine the age of the new Museum Director, because anyone can discriminate against anyone, regardless of their own age, gender, race, etc.). So, how do you know if you have been a victim of illegal discrimination?

Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling

HireCentrix

The end of the road for a class-action discrimination lawsuit brought by female employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. A variety of factors may be causing the increase of workplace bullying.Some companies face tightening budgets, layoffs. » AFSCME Report: Gay and transgender discrimination Workplace Discrimination Report costs time is costly to the company, business, Government, and Taxpayer. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

Being Laid Off? Know Your Rights As An Employee

Career Realism

Know Your Rights While layoffs have become quite common in all industries today, many employees do not know that the law safeguards their interests and welfare. Final pay may not include severance pay for the layoff. The agreement defines the terms of layoff as well as a release clause.

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It’s Not Age Discrimination That’s Holding You Back

Career Realism

This past week, I did a free webinar called, “5 Ways to Leverage a Layoff.”. ( I was inspired to host it after hearing about the 27,000 expected layoffs at HP. Over 400 people tuned in to hear how a layoff might actually work to their advantage.

Layoffs and the Employee Over 40: Are you flexible and retrainable?

Career Key

Think you are protected from layoffs if you're over 40? Of course many employers don't do their homework before conducting layoffs, sometimes because they are, in fact, discriminatory and just want to get rid of older employees. Sometimes these are code words for discrimination. Start picking your path now so if you are the victim of a layoff, discriminatory or otherwise, you will have options. Recent news reports about a U.S.

Older Job Seeker? Stop Making These Mistakes Immediately

JobMob

So are many other forms of job search discrimination : racism, sexism, and more, such as discrimination against younger job seekers, which is technically also ageism, although not usually discussed that way). 7 Things You Must Immediately Do If You Suspect A Mass Layoff.

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update: how can I keep my star performer, without being able to pay or promote him (while his less competent coworker earns double)?

Ask A Manager

I brought up that we can’t keep both at the status quo and I was confident that Fergus could handle the added responsibility if we let Cecil go and was informed that “layoffs are bad for moral” and to my astonishment “Cecil is approaching 20 years of experience. ” (Is reverse age discrimination a thing?)

Is Taking A Year Off Career Suicide?

Career Realism

Here’s the unwelcome truth: A recent study shows that people who’ve been out of work a month or longer are discriminated against , and that’s true whether they say they quit or were let go. Dear J.T. &

Don’t Let Your Age Hold You Back When Job Hunting.

Resume Bear

Although there are laws on the books to protect workers 40 and over from being discriminated against, that does not mean such illegal practices don’t take place during the background screening process.

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“Stress from work is killing me. Please help!!”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Unemployment Benefits are given to those who either (a) have lost their jobs to no fault of their own, such as in a mass layoff or workforce reduction, or (b) those who resign with good reason. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility Eligible? Question: I have been employed by a company for almost 5 years and the stress is becoming unbearable to the point that when I come home, I just want to curl up in a ball and be left alone.

Diversity at Twitter Is About More Than Hiring

Blogging4jobs

Although Twitter Engineering Manager Leslie Miley was let go in the recent round of Twitter layoffs, on Tuesday he published a piece on Medium say that he had been planning to leave the company anyway.

HR Manager: “I Would Much Rather Hire Someone Who is Currently.

The Job Quest

Should the Unemployed also be Unemployable?

HireCentrix

So that discrimination is directed at 10% of the US population. Especially considering that in the 12-18 months that have passed since companies experienced massive layoffs, the economy has barely recovered with open positions and ramped-up hiring, so individuals havent been able to recover with a new job for more than a year in many cases. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

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Is Taking A Year Off Career Suicide?

Career Realism

Here’s the unwelcome truth: A recent study shows that people who’ve been out of work a month or longer are discriminated against , and that’s true whether they say they quit or were let go. Dear J.T. &

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required to read a self-help book, manager calls us “old,” and more

Ask A Manager

That just sent an email alerting all employees today that there was a high likeliness we would not have jobs by the end of the year with company layoffs the first two weeks of December. The only real law around advance notice of layoffs is the WARN Act, which requires employers with 100 or more employees to provide notification 60 days in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go….

boss wants me to give him dirt on my coworker, manager thinks I accepted a job but I didn’t, and more

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I am working for a large company that did mass layoffs about six months ago. It’s not uncommon for people in earlier rounds of layoffs to get larger severance packages than people in later rounds, often because there’s simply less money to put toward severance later in the process. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My manager thinks I accepted a job — but I didn’t and I don’t want it.

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can you have close work friendships when you’re in HR?

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A reader writes: I work at a company with a large number of employees under the age of 30 (myself included), and because of that, there’s a very social atmosphere. I’ve become quite close with a woman in a difficult department (let’s call her Linda) who is very fun to be around but will often incessantly talk about work. Because I work in HR, it often puts me in a precarious position and I’ve learned to just nod my head and listen to her complain.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Working in Government Jobs

Career Alley

Layoffs are very common in the private sector while this is very unlikely in the government sector, even if the economy slows. This also avoids any kind of discrimination among the workers.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

The employer says that “voluntary termination&# (that is, resignation) gets treated the same way as “involuntary termination&# without cause (that is, layoff). Question 1: Can a former employer forbid me to speak to former co-workers, and them to me ? Debra P. Islandia, New York.

How to Defeat a Non-Compete Ten Effective Defenses

Sklover Working Wisdom

Not only had large corporations cut back on refurbishing their offices, but layoffs and bankruptcies in many industries had resulted in corporate employers occupying diminished office space. If the employee departed from the company because of extreme harassment or blatant discrimination, the employer’s non-compete enforcement efforts will likely fail. “In great straits, when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.”. - Livy (Roman Historian, 59 BC – AD 17).

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination? That, too, would be a valid business reason to choose an employee for layoff. Question 7: If I can’t afford an attorney, how can I get help with discrimination at work? Question 1: In South Africa, must I give two weeks notice after two years employment?

should I ask for a lower salary, my boss wants me to inflate people’s performance ratings, and more

Ask A Manager

based on their race, sex, religion, or other protected class), you’re going to have a hell of a time defending yourself against a discrimination lawsuit if you have written documentation saying their performance is awesome. First, should there be a layoff I don’t want to be in that situation as I was before. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss wants me to inflate people’s performance ratings. My organization really prioritizes feedback.

Challenges Facing the Mature Worker | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

Baby Boomer employees in large numbers have been facing layoffs, many for the first time in their lives. Among the accepted downsides: Inflexible thinking Lack of tolerance for the values of younger workers Legacy practices that are counter-innovative Higher costs associated with salary expectations and health care benefits The resulting generational mismatch has led to age bias and defacto discrimination, which makes it very hard for Boomers to land new jobs.

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“Can my boss make me sign a letter saying I left voluntarily in return for a letter of recommendation?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The requested letter seems intended to lower your employer’s risks that you (or perhaps an attorney on your behalf) may later claim either that you resigned “involuntarily” due to abuse, harassment, hostility, discrimination or other evil. Layoff notice? Question: Alan: I have to resign my job due to a foreclosure, and because after my husband lost his job, he has a new one in another state, and so we are relocating. I have asked my employer for a letter of recommendation.

boss texts constantly and blows up if I don’t respond immediately, boss refers to my girlfriend as my “roommate,” and more

Ask A Manager

It might be useful to find out first if you live in a state that makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ employees (about half do; federal law does not). Specifically, if you have a series of short-ish stays that were not due to you constantly quitting but rather were due to things like layoffs or relocations, it can make sense to include that so that you don’t look like a job hopper. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

7 Strategies for Overcoming the Resume Black Hole

Jennifer Anthony

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How to Target Your Resume to the Job You Want

Jennifer Anthony

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

On day 13, I reported to HR that I believed I had been the victim of sexual harassment and discrimination. In your case, your employer made the decision, and the reason was layoff. Question 1: Can my husband sign away my right to speak my mind about his company?

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do what you say you're going to do

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asking for a raise during layoffs Yahoo!s s leaked layoff memo how to write a perfect cover letter where does mentoring pay off the most?

how to fire an employee with a bad attitude — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

Unless it’s a protected class or there is clear discrimination – in most states, you can fire someone just for dressing poorly.

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I will review your resume this week

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asking for a raise during layoffs Yahoo!s s leaked layoff memo how to write a perfect cover letter where does mentoring pay off the most? About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager want me to review your resume?

my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

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He would probably have the lead if they were picking people for the next round of layoffs. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn March 24, 2011 A reader writes: So, I got a new job (hooray!) and I have an assistant who reports to me.

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how to stand out at a job fair

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my department is imploding Im afraid my old boss is going to out me as transgender you are making me very, very forlorn how to announce a demotion dealing with a micromanager calling on readers to help with these questions: giving up a career dream, and billable hours rejected for an internal promotion company wont respond - could it be discrimination? asking for a raise during layoffs Yahoo!s

wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

The way I see it is, if someone gets fired after this, then they can claim that based on those questions, we discriminated and therefore, that person was let go. It’s not illegal to ask questions like that in the workplace, although it would be illegal to discriminate based on any answers that related to people’s race, religion, sex, national origin, or other protected class. It’s wee answer Wednesday — seven short answers to seven short questions.

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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my department is imploding Im afraid my old boss is going to out me as transgender you are making me very, very forlorn how to announce a demotion dealing with a micromanager calling on readers to help with these questions: giving up a career dream, and billable hours rejected for an internal promotion company wont respond - could it be discrimination? asking for a raise during layoffs Yahoo!s

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics February 9, 2011 There are loads of good recruiters out there.

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