The Timing of Terminations Is Key


​If a Canadian employer has decided to fire an employee, it should consider when to conduct the termination. Terminations are stressful for employees and daunting for managers and HR professionals. While there is never a perfect time to break the bad news to an employee, picking the best time to conduct the termination can help ease the employee’s discomfort and the financial impact on the employer.

Time of the Week and Day

Many HR professionals believe that firing a worker in the middle of the week is the best practice. A midweek termination gives the employer time to prepare for the employee’s departure and allows the worker to start a job search and seek legal advice immediately.

Those who suggest an afternoon termination believe an employee…


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Credit to Emily Cohen-Gallant and Caroline DeBruin for the original post.

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