Firing an employee is the riskiest thing you can do at work with your clothes on. Until now, there hasn’t been a guide for managers that was both readable and comprehensive. But Firing at Will changes that. Jay Shepherd draws on his 17 years defending and advising employers, but it doesn’t read like it was written by a lawyer. In fact, you can probably knock it off over the course of a long plane flight. And for a manager’s book, it’s surprisingly pro-employee. Because how you treat employees is the biggest factor in whether they will sue. Learn more
About Firing at Will
Jay Shepherd’s unlawyerly handbook for management’s riskiest HR decisions. Learn more
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