3 Tips for (Legally) Removing an Employee of Their Duties


Recruiting employees isn’t easy. It takes a lot of, time and effort into finding the perfect candidate to carry out the tasks perfectly. So when it comes to firing one, it’s even more difficult.  It’s definitely not as easy as it sounds. Now, usually, if your staff members or employees aren’t doing their jobs effectively, you might let them go with a warning for the first three times. But when you’re tired of giving them warnings all the time, it might be high time that you completely fire them from your organization and let them go.

It’s important for the employees to do the jobs they’re assigned as their irresponsible behavior can negatively affect the work of others. It damages the efficiency of other employees and ruins the working atmosphere. This is why, it’s important to let such employees be on their way; in shorter words, relieve them from their assigned duties. If you’ve made the tough call of firing someone, you should also be careful about how you do it. You don’t want to look unprofessional and rude.

Listed below are some tips you can use to fire your employees in an effective and professional manner.

Be straightforward.

Just get to the point. You don’t want to create a big story of why you’re firing them. Confronting the employee directly is super important. Once you decide you want to relieve the employee of their duties, you have to make it clear as a crystal to them. But that doesn’t mean you have to be rude and harsh. Be polite and considerate of their feelings too. Deliver the news in the softest tone you possess because it can be a sad and traumatic event for the employee.  Be direct but not offensive as there is a very thin line that many managers and professionals cross unintentionally.

Clear all financial dues

This is something that many employers forget. It’s a critical step. You’re required to clear the final payments of the employees when they leave. Make sure to double-check all the payments left to be done before the employee leaves the firm. Ensure that all payments are done and settled. The last thing you want is the employee to come back and claim they weren’t paid for their efforts. This can be stressful and lead to a bad image.

Be thankful for their efforts

End your relationship on a friendly note. Don’t disregard their feelings and thank them for all the time and efforts they’ve invested in this company. Thank them for their services and make sure they feel valued. Always be respectful of the fact that they worked to make your company better. End your working relationship with them on good terms so the employee doesn’t feel anything against you or the company after leaving. Always be nice. The last meeting will definitely have an impact on the way the employee feels about your company in the future.


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