Many employers get fed up with difficult employees. It’s easy and quite tempting to fire people “on the spot” and while the moment may provide immense satisfaction, it is fraught with long-term complications which may lead to huge penalties. Case in point, I recently settled a matter where due to the failure of the employer to not pay accrued vacation and reimbursement, they ended up paying thousands in penalties for wages that were close to less than three hundred dollars.
So don’t allow your emotions to take over when upset at an employee. Always take a moment, and before saying “You are Fired,” try the words “You are suspended.” Investigate. Get the full story. Document. These actions rather than just firing an employee on the spot could save you thousands and possibly legal action.