Having Ironclad Employment Documentation Protects Employers From Lawsuits

Local employment law firm invites business owners, managers and human resource professionals to an informative webinar about how to document poor employee performance

Susan Fentin

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., the leading labor and employment law firm serving employers in the greater Springfield area, invites business owners, managers and human resource professionals to an informative webinar outlining ways employers can build the documentation they need to back up terminating an employee for poor performance and avoid costly lawsuits.

The webinar will be held Thursday, May 25, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. EST and hosted by Attorney Susan G. Fentin of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., in conjunction with BLR®.

“It’s essential that employers create written employment documentation for performance, conduct and disciplinary issues in a way that’s objective and, most importantly, legally defensible,” said Attorney Fentin.

During the webinar, Fentin will explain how to:

  • Master the toughest aspects of employment documentation
  • Address performance and conduct-based issues with actionable language that focuses on the behavior, not the person
  • Include the right amount of detail in describing the employee’s actions
  • Follow-up with the employee to evaluate whether necessary progress has been made
  • Plan the next steps if the employment issue isn’t improving, and how to document decisions

Those interested in registering for the webinar can do so online at HR Hero® Store or by calling 1-800-274-6774.

Attorney Fentin graduated magna cum laude from Western New England University School of Law in 1996, where she was editor-in-chief of The Western New England College Law Review. She has been selected to the Super Lawyer’s list since 2008, and since 2010, she has been named one of the top labor and employment attorneys in Massachusetts by the prestigious Chambers and Partners rating organization. In 2015, she was named one of the Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. A resident of Conway, Attorney Fentin joined Skoler, Abbott and Presser, P.C., in 1999 after practicing for several years with the Labor and Employment department of a large Hartford law firm; she was made a partner of the firm in 2004.

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