• Thursday, Feb. 22
  • 1:00 ET
  • 10:00 PT

Workplace Detox:

How to (Legally) Deal with Toxic Employees

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Your crash course to handle the slackers, the gossips, the bullies and other morale killers and liability magnets.

In this 75-minute interactive online training, you will learn how to:

  • Identify and fix toxic employees. Learn the correct, legally safe language for these difficult discussions.
  • Document for the maximum legal protection. Focus on the ABCs: accurate, behavior-based and consistent recordkeeping.
  • Decide when to say "enough." Learn simple tips for deciding who should be fired and who simply needs feedback and follow-through.

Stop toxic and discontented workers from infecting your company

In this labor shortage, you can’t afford to simply cast off every “difficult” employee or those who have personality clashes with co-workers. Such employees may still be adding great value to your organization.

But quietly tolerating toxic employees is just begging for an employment lawsuit. And it’s guaranteed to lead to lower morale and high turnover. The Great Resignation has shown that many workers are simply walking away from organizations that are plagued by bullying, in-fighting, harassment, rumors and “Hunger Games” competitiveness.

Some of your competent-but-disruptive people should be terminated, but others simply need feedback, consequences and follow-through. On February 22, gather your HR and management teams to discover the best-practice steps to handle and document these issues — without drama or legal troubles.

When this training was given at a recent conference, attendees showered it with rave reviews and comments like "Excellent information on how to handle difficult personalities" and "Great advice about why documentation is so important, and how to do it."

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Agenda for Workplace Detox

  • The 8 types of toxic employees to watch out for — and how to handle each one
  • How to give specific, legally safe feedback in difficult situations (and with remote workers)
  • How to document performance and behavior problems. Discover the ABCs of performance documentation: accurate, behavior-based, consistent
  • Sample phrases and statements to use in tough face-to-face meetings
  • How to craft efficient and legally sound performance improvement plans (PIPs) for employees
  • 10 do's and don'ts for managing employee behavior (hint: don't "practice psychiatry" or "practice law")
  • 8 questions to ask yourself before pulling the termination trigger
  • 10 steps to conducting low-stress termination meetings that erase the chance of a lawsuit

Interactive Q&A time included

Richard Brann and Jennifer Trulock will answer all your questions related to those toxic employees and how to handle them.

Jennifer Trulock is a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Dallas, TX, where she is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. She counsels companies on how to manage workplace legal issues and prevent employment lawsuits, and defends employers against employment claims and represents clients in administrative proceedings. Jennifer is also experienced in handling acquisition/divestiture employment issues, and all aspects of noncompetition and other restrictive covenant agreements.

Jennifer Trulock
Jennifer Trulock Baker Botts

Richard Brann is former chair of the labor and employment law practice at Baker Botts LLP in Houston, where he specialized in representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law. Mr. Brann is the past chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Houston Bar Association and is a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Richard Brann
Richard Brann employment law attorney
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Professional Recertification Credit Hours Included

Business Management Daily is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

HR Certification Institute’s® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that Business Management Daily meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®. This program has been pre-approved for 1.25 HR-General recertification credit hours.

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If Workplace Detox fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – every penny you paid – but your course materials and registration bonuses will be yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.