No one likes to discharge an employee but sometimes they leave you with no choice. However, one of the risks of letting people go is that they may file for unemployment benefits and if successful, your unemployment taxes may be even higher.
While not exhaustive, here are a few suggestions that may help you better contest and win unemployment claims of terminated employees:
- Discharge sooner rather than later. Anyone can make a hiring mistake. If it becomes obvious that a new worker is not keeping their end of the employment bargain by not performing up to your standards, don’t put it off. Failing to act in a timely manner may be interpreted as accepting the low level of performance.