An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth A Pound of Cure

Benjamin Franklin originated this phrase in the context of advocating for the creation of the first firefighting organization in colonial Philadelphia. If you are an employer considering terminating an employee on a less-than-cordial basis or in a situation in which you think the employee may react negatively or file a lawsuit against you, you might be wise to consider Franklin’s words and do what you can in advance to prevent a potentially costly problem. The cost of being proactive and informed with respect to the issues that can arise from employee terminations is often less than the cost of responding to a lawsuit filed by a disgruntled former employee. Employment Law Article

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