Hiring and Firing Minnesota Employment LawSometimes the best money that you will ever make is the employee you never hire. A great employee is worth their weight in gold, but a bad employee can burden a business in many ways. A bad employee can ruin profitable relationships, the working environment, the product, and even the overall profitability of the business.
It is much easier to hire a good employee with little risk. There are a number of laws that place restrictions on the employer’s conduct in the hiring process. For example, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Minnesota Human Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Ban The Box among others.
It is important that a good system is in place to prevent any costly litigation, fines, or investigations by the EEOC or Minnesota Department of Human Rights. A good hiring process should go hand in hand with an established HR policy. A problem employee should be taken care of swiftly and not allowed to fester. Moreover, the termination of an employee should have its foundations in an HR policy. A knowledgeable attorney can advise on how to avoid claims for retaliation or discrimination when terminating an employee or what language to use in a severance agreement if any at all. Moreover, it is advantageous for the business owner to have an attorney investigate serious allegations of misconduct. Please, call my office today at (763) 458-5145 or reach out via our online contact form if your business has need for an improved employment hiring process or faces a lawsuit from an employee.