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Senior Employment Law Counsel, Rebecca Siegel Singer, Quoted in Article for HR Managers
Becky Singer was recently quoted in the article, "Discipline: The Fine Art of Documentation" published by Society for Human Resource Management ("SHRM") available through SHRM's online journal. Based on her 20+ years of employment law experience, Ms. Singer offered her advice:
"In order to defend a termination decision, employers should live by three words, according to Rebecca Siegel Singer, senior counsel with the Dallas law firm Underwood Perkins, P.C.: 'Documentation, documentation, documentation.' But for some that's easier said than done.
"Singer said employees should be asked to sign documentation acknowledging that they have received a warning, that they understand company policy and that they know what is expected of them. If they refuse, however, she said, an employer can simply send a follow-up e-mail confirming that the conversation took place and the nature of what was discussed and noting that the employee refused to sign the documentation."
For the full article, please contact Becky Singer at (972) 661-5114 or firstname.lastname@example.org or access SHRM Online http://www.shrm.org.
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