Workplace Detox: Strategies to (Legally) Deal with Malcontents and Toxic Employees

Workplace Detox

In this tight labor market, you can't afford to simply cast off every "difficult" employee or those who have personality clashes with co-workers. Such employees, in fact, may still be adding value to your organization.

But quietly tolerating toxic employees – the slackers … the yellers … the lone wolves … the gossips … the bullies, etc. – is legally dangerous and a guaranteed morale killer. Some of those competent-but-disruptive people should be terminated, but others simply need feedback, consequences and follow-through.

Gather your HR and management teams for Workplace Detox: Strategies to (Legally) Deal with Malcontents and Toxic Employees.

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Even ONE toxic employee can make your work environment challenging for everyone and trigger a costly lawsuit. You'll learn:

  • 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
  • How to establish clear consequences … and to follow up
  • How to document performance and behavior problems appropriately and legally (Discover the ABC's 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 tracking behavior and documenting it (Hint: don't "practice psychiatry" or "practice law")
  • How to minimize the impact of gossip, that three-headed morale buster
  • 8 questions to ask yourself before pulling the termination trigger on a toxic employee
  • 10 steps to conducting low-stress termination meetings that erase the chance of a lawsuit

When this training was given at our recent law conference in Las Vegas, attendees showered it with rave reviews:

  • "Excellent information on how to handle difficult personalities in our office"
  • "Great advice about why documentation is so important, and how to do it"
  • "Both speakers were down to earth and knowledgeable – very informative and interactive"
  • "Awesome! Well-versed examples and excellent information"

Learn the battle-tested strategies to turn around your difficult employees and stay in legal compliance. Get your copy of Workplace Detox now!


Pat DiDomenico

Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
HR Specialist

P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If Workplace Detox fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid – no hassles, no questions asked.

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About Your Speakers:

headshotRichard 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.


headshotJennifer Trulock is a partner at Baker Botts L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas, where she is chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group. Jennifer graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and Vassar College. She is also board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Jennifer represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment litigation and audits including independent contractor misclassification issues, counseling and training employers on managing workplace issues and preventing lawsuits, workplace investigations, affirmative action planning, and advising on acquisition and divestiture employment issues.

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