This article provides some guidance for a small business owner who is considering firing an employee. Firing an employee is never pleasant, and, for some small business owners, owning their own business could be the first time they have had to fire someone. Thus, these entrepreneur-bosses may not have an insight into the various legal risks that can come with improperly firing an employee. For example, the article points out that there are various anti-discrimination laws that could be violated during a firing. Additionally, the article notes that proper documentation can help the company in case of a post-firing challenge.
All in all, this article can help small business owners be ready for a firing, when the time comes. It can also help us be mindful of the wide variety of advice that an entrepreneur may need when seeking our legal counsel.