As careful as you may be to select the best employees available and to manage them well, it's likely that, at some point, you'll have to fire somebody. For most business owners and managers, this is definitely not a job to look forward to. Making it worse are the facts that there is a growing body of law that limits your right to fire workers, and that more and more workers seem to be filing (and winning) lawsuits against their former employers.
Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to limit your risks in this area. In the following sections, we'll explain: