Terminating an Employee: Avoiding Pitfalls & Following the Law


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What law that protects employees from termination when reporting a company for wrongdoing to law enforcement?

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1. How is termination with cause defined?

2. When should employees be made aware of the termination policy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The different grounds for termination and the laws that protect employees from being unfairly or unjustly fired are highlighted in this quiz and worksheet. After you've answered the questions, check out the lesson for more information on this key topic for managers and human resources professionals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz on employee terminations lets you evaluate your knowledge on the following topics:

  • Federal laws on employee termination
  • Definition of termination with cause
  • Termination policies
  • Unfair factors and practices

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read about employee terminations and understand the key factors
  • Information recall - access your understanding of the employee termination process
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of laws that protect employees from unjust termination

Additional Learning

For more information, read the lesson, Terminating an Employee: Avoiding Pitfalls & Following the Law. The following objectives are covered in the lesson:

  • Compare and contrast different types of employee termination
  • List some of the accepted reasons for termination
  • Describe how managers should handle terminations
  • Understand how to avoid problems during the termination process