Under fire -- Don’t get caught off guard by a wrongful termination claim

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Originally published in Smart Business Northern California - April 2012 issue.

Wrongful termination claims are far and away the number one lawsuit against employers. Even if you feel that you are justified in firing an employee, you may find yourself on trial.

“In California, it often seems like it’s open season on employers,” says Andy Wolfe, partner at Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley PC. “It’s not only the most frequent source of litigation, but it’s also the kind of litigation that causes the greatest potential exposure to liability.”

So how can you protect yourself when you are warranted in terminating an employee?

Wolfe explained to Smart Business how to ensure a smooth separation when a worker is released from employment.

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