How to Protect Yourself from Unemployment Claims and Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

You have an employee who continually falls short of your expectations.  You have talked to them, mentored them, pleaded with them and they continually make mistakes, so you terminate them.  Then, no sooner than they are out the door, you are slapped with an unemployment claim or worse yet, sued for wrongful termination.

So, how do you protect yourself from the repercussions of firing a problem employee?  Unfortunately, there is no guarantee you will win your counter-claim, but the only way you can possibly fight it is to DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT!

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Matthew O'Brien

With over 20 years of experience in the digital media world, Matthew has worked for and with Fortune 500 businesses and has built companies from the start-up stage to exit strategy. He recently helped develop a data insight engine to bridge the gap between search, social, and mobile marketing to maximize the visibility, relevancy, and predictive success of online businesses.

Matthew is the founder of MINT Social, an award-winning digital marketing company that accelerates online marketing results to help businesses get found and thrive online. 

Matthew has developed an educational curriculum for Universities on social media for businesses, is a founding board member of the Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA), a board member of HeroZona Foundation and on the advisory board (Vinnies) for St. Vincent de Paul - Phoenix.  Matthew is a mentor with ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, a speaker on social media and digital marketing, and is a subject matter expert with many online portals.

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