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Preparing for & Conducting Discharge Meetings

Total Credits: 1.2 including 1.2 Personnel/Human Resources - Non-technical

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Practical Employee Relations For Leaders
Ethics |  Human Resources |  Personal Development |  Professional Development
Mike Mirarchi
Course Levels:
1.2 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

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Over 80% of all employment-related lawsuits relate to termination.  Every termination should be treated as a potential lawsuit.  The facts supporting a leader's recommendation of discharge must be fully investigated. The discharge of an employee  requires prior review and approval.  Narrow self-interest, spite, or personal animosity must not play a part in making termination decisions.  This course provides practical knowledge and scripts for handling discharges with good judgment such that personal and employer liability is avoided.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Learn how to prepare for and conduct discharge meetings,
  • Understand how to decide if off-site/off-work misconduct is worthy of discharge.
  • Learn how to respond to reference checks on former employees.

Major Subjects
  • Issues to be evaluated pre-discharge.
  • Off-site/off work-misconduct.
  • Pre-discharge interviews
  • Resignations
  • Discharge meetings
  • Exit Interviews
  • Reference checks

Course Materials


Mike Mirarchi's Profile

Mike Mirarchi Related Seminars and Products

Michael J. Mirarchi is recognized as a leading expert in employment-related lawsuit prevention. As an Employee Relations Counselor, he is dedicated to helping employers stay litigation-free. Drawing from over 30 years of experience in employment and labor law, as an employer defense attorney and as a Human Resources Vice President, he developed a unique litigation-avoidance program. Through it, participants acquire significantly increased practical knowledge and a higher level of confidence in addressing employee relations issues than they have ever had before. He has presented his “Reset the Clock” program over 1,200 times to more than 30,000 leaders at employer facilities across North America. Mr. Mirarchi believes that the vast majority of leaders want to exercise their abilities with fairness, integrity and professionalism. Nevertheless, if you lead people long enough, there are plenty of opportunities to run into potential liability situations. In these situations, leaders who know what to do and how to do it have a tremendous advantage over those who don’t, in avoiding lawsuits. He has presented the HR Professional version of this program for SHRM Chapters across the country, annually for Dallas HR. In 2013, Mike was recognized as the first inductee into the HRSouthwest Conference Speaker Hall of Fame. Over the last 25 years, he has consistently been one of the highest-rated speakers, excelling in content, professionalism and delivery. In conjunction with various employer, industry and professional associations, he has conducted live TV broadcasts, webinars and on-line employee relations programs, in addition to presenting at their regional and national conferences. Mr. Mirarchi has a B.S. in Business Administration and a Law Degree from Seton Hall University.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Managers and supervisors at all levels
Original Recording Date 04/2022
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Michael J. Mirarchi, Mirarchi Management Group, TX
Date Added to Catalog 07/20/2022

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method

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Course Registration Requirements

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