Course Description

There are many things that could alter the course of one's career: promotions, personal events, economic disasters, etc. Many choose to take the good and the bad without question, learning from their mistakes and making the best out of what they get. However, there are somethings that can happen that you just don't want to ignore or brush off. Unlawful employee termination, for one, isn't something that should be left alone. Employees expect a good and just reason for being fired. Most employers try to meet that expectation willingly. Unfortunately, a good and just reason isn't always present and some employers are just not a great as you want them to be.

This course will explore everything a person may need to know to identify and remedy an unlawful employee termination, regardless of the role they play in the situation. Some of the topics this course will touch on will include:

  • Illegal and Legal Reasons for Termination--What is considered an acceptable reason for firing someone? What isn't, and why? Some of the more common reasons for both cases that can contribute to a person's employment being terminated, and how to identify them.
  • Taking Action Against Unlawful Termination--What can be done to fix the situation if you've been illegally fired? What can you do to stop it from happening again? A discussion of what options are available to those who have been unlawfully terminated and the prevention measures businesses can take.
  • Dealing With The Aftermath--How do you return things to normal? This will look at what both employees and employers can do to deal with the effects of an unlawful termination and how they can move on.

Bad things can happen to good people, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing to be done about it. This course is designed to offer help to anyone who wants to remedy one of those things, unlawful employee termination, and provide them with the resources to make things right. Are you ready to make a difference?

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson One - Lawful Employee Termination

The basics of termination, such as what is considered lawful and some of the more common legitimate reasons for terminating employment, will be discussed in this lesson. Additional lesson topics: How to Terminate an Employee the Right Way; Dealing With Problem Employees: How to Manage Performance and Personal Issues in the Workplace; Termination, Regular Employee 11 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Course Introduction and Goals
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson Two - The Termination Process

This lesson will look at what is involved in a detailed and thorough process for lawful employee termination. Additional lesson topics: How to Inform Your Staff When Someone is Fired; What Does an Employee Handbook Do for You?; Employee Termination Procedures and Policies 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson Three - Due Process

This lesson will look at the role that due process place in lawful employee termination, including an explanation of what it is and its components. Additional lesson topics: Definition of Due Process; Checklist for an Employment Termination Meeting 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson Four - Employment Laws

This lesson will discuss the different employment laws that are active in the United States. Additional lesson topics: Overview of Employment and Anti-Discrimination Laws; Employee Rights- Making an Employment Rights; Employees Rights 101 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson Five - Employment Types And Circumstances

This lesson will look at the different employment types and the circumstances that are attached to them. Additional lesson topics: Difference Between Internship and Apprenticeship; Types of employees; Types of employment 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson Six - Determining Legality

This lesson will look at the different elements that have been discussed thus far and how they can be used to determine the legality of an employee termination. Additional lesson topics: New Case Illustrates Common Employer Termination Mistakes; Legal, Ethical Employment Termination; Several Reasons for Termination Getting Fired; The process of Employment Termination 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson Seven - Common Illegal Reasons For Unlawful Employee Termination

This lesson will look at what the actual reason(s) for an unlawful termination might be. Additional lesson topics: The Difference Between Unfair Dismissal and Unlawful Termination; So, You Just Got Fired—Was it Wrongful Termination?; Wrongful Termination 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson Eight - Special Circumstances

This lesson will explore several special circumstances and discuss their associated details and ramifications on unlawful employee termination. Additional lesson topics: The Right Things to Do to Avoid Wrongful Termination Claims; Several Steps You Need to Take Before Terminating an Employee for Poor Performance 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson Nine - The Consequences of Unlawful Termination

This lesson will look at what consequences may arise as a result of an unlawful employee termination. Additional lesson topics: 7 facts every HR manager should know about wrongful discharge; Famous Cases of Wrongful Termination; Wrongful Termination Settlements: What Can I Expect? Wrongful Termination Settlements: What Can I Expect? 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson Ten - Contesting Termination

This lesson will explore how an employee can contest their wrongful termination and what options are available to them. Additional lesson topics: 6 Big Reasons Employees Sue, and How to Protect Yourself; When Can You Sue for Wrongful Termination?; Was I Wrongfully Discharged From My Job? 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson Eleven - The Aftermath For Employees

This lesson will look at what employees may need to deal with after a wrongful termination case comes to a close. Additional lesson topics: What to do when you get fired; Employee Rights after a Job Termination; Common Legal Words 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson Twelve - The Aftermath For Employers

Just as with the previous lesson, some of what is discussed in this lesson will be dependent on the outcome of the termination case itself. Additional lesson topics: You're Being Sued: A Guide to Handling a Business Lawsuit; Frivolous Lawsuits Have Serious Consequences; How Employment Lawsuits Can Ruin Your Small Business 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Quiz

Lesson Thirteen - Means of Preventing Unlawful Termination

This lesson will explore some of the ways that both employers and employees can prevent unlawful terminations from occurring in their business. Additional lesson topics: Wrongful Termination: Was Your Firing Illegal?; Employee Termination: Several Steps to Avoid Wrongful Termination Lawsuits; Preventing Lawsuits for Wrongful Termination 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Quiz

Lesson Fourteen - A Termination Checklist

This lesson will look at the usage by employers of a termination checklist and what value it provides towards ensuring the legality of a termination. Additional lesson topics: Termination: Checklist; How to Conduct an Exit Interview the Right Way 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Quiz

Lesson Fifteen - Additional Information Of Note

This lesson will explore some of the information that may be of value during a wrongful termination situation. 80 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Quiz
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
221
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the termination process.
  • Summarize due process and employment laws.
  • Determine employment types and circumstances.
  • Determine Legality of the termination.
  • Summarize common illegal reasons for unlawful employee termination.
  • Describe the consequences of unlawful termination.
  • Describe processes for contesting termination.
  • Describe means of preventing unlawful termination.
  • Define termination checklist.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Lawful Employee Termination
Course Number: 9770505
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.9 / 5 Stars (466 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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