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Rightful Discharge: Making "Termination" Mean It Is Really Over: Part 1-Issues and Legislation.
Health Care Manag (Frederick). 2016 Jan/Mar; 35(1):39-46.HC

Abstract

One of the most difficult undertakings for any employer is carrying out a decision to terminate an employee. Of all the employment-related actions taken by employers, the act of termination creates the greatest risk of legal liability. Many claims of employment discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission arise from the act of termination. In many federal courts, employment-related lawsuits account for more than 50% of all court filings; these lawsuits cover a wide range of subjects, such as failure to hire, defamation, breach of contract, and harassment, to name a few. However, most employees sue because they have lost their job or fear they will lose their job. Because these individuals have virtually nothing to lose, they often see filing a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or filing a lawsuit as the only viable option-often suing for wrongful discharge. With a thoughtful review of the issues and the legislation addressed in this article, health care managers can reduce the unnecessary risk of expensive, time-consuming litigation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Fisher & Phillips LLP (Mr Mitchell); East Tennessee State University (Mr Koen, Jr); and Michigan State University (Ms Carmichael).No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27892912

Citation

Mitchell, Michael S., et al. "Rightful Discharge: Making "Termination" Mean It Is Really Over: Part 1-Issues and Legislation." The Health Care Manager, vol. 35, no. 1, 2016, pp. 39-46.
Mitchell MS, Koen CM, Carmichael AJ. Rightful Discharge: Making "Termination" Mean It Is Really Over: Part 1-Issues and Legislation. Health Care Manag (Frederick). 2016;35(1):39-46.
Mitchell, M. S., Koen, C. M., & Carmichael, A. J. (2016). Rightful Discharge: Making "Termination" Mean It Is Really Over: Part 1-Issues and Legislation. The Health Care Manager, 35(1), 39-46.
Mitchell MS, Koen CM, Carmichael AJ. Rightful Discharge: Making "Termination" Mean It Is Really Over: Part 1-Issues and Legislation. Health Care Manag (Frederick). 2016 Jan/Mar;35(1):39-46. PubMed PMID: 27892912.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Rightful Discharge: Making "Termination" Mean It Is Really Over: Part 1-Issues and Legislation. AU - Mitchell,Michael S, AU - Koen,Clifford M,Jr AU - Carmichael,Amanda J, PY - 2016/11/29/entrez PY - 2016/11/29/pubmed PY - 2017/6/13/medline SP - 39 EP - 46 JF - The health care manager JO - Health Care Manag (Frederick) VL - 35 IS - 1 N2 - One of the most difficult undertakings for any employer is carrying out a decision to terminate an employee. Of all the employment-related actions taken by employers, the act of termination creates the greatest risk of legal liability. Many claims of employment discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission arise from the act of termination. In many federal courts, employment-related lawsuits account for more than 50% of all court filings; these lawsuits cover a wide range of subjects, such as failure to hire, defamation, breach of contract, and harassment, to name a few. However, most employees sue because they have lost their job or fear they will lose their job. Because these individuals have virtually nothing to lose, they often see filing a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or filing a lawsuit as the only viable option-often suing for wrongful discharge. With a thoughtful review of the issues and the legislation addressed in this article, health care managers can reduce the unnecessary risk of expensive, time-consuming litigation. SN - 1550-512X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27892912/Rightful_Discharge:_Making_"Termination"_Mean_It_Is_Really_Over:_Part_1-Issues_and_Legislation L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HCM.0000000000000092 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -