5 Best Practices For Firing Bad Employees

By Erin Coe (April 1, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT) -- They come into work disheveled and drunk. They swear while talking to customers. They have sex with a co-worker in the stockroom. Or worse yet, they steal money from the company or threaten to hurt the boss. Some employees turn out to be bad news for a company and need to be fired, but how can a company show misbehaving workers the door while protecting itself from wrongful termination or discrimination suits?

Attorneys say employers need to handle terminations carefully and think before they act, because if a worker was disruptive on the job, he or she may do even more...

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