How to Discipline, Counsel and Terminate Staff


The need to discipline, counsel or terminate staff for poor performance is an area that most business owners and managers dread.

Unfortunately, we live in a litigious society and often terminated employees are very quick to take their ex-employers through a Fair Work litigation process. Unless proper protocols are followed end to end, this can be costly to employers. 

Once businesses are served with a Fair Work Claim from an ex-employee, they get caught up in difficulty understanding the legislation and forget they too have rights which protect them as a business. Not having a good HR Representative often, leads to businesses handing over money when they do not need to, or paying Lawyers hefty fees when in fact they just need a good HR Representative.

This is a course is only a guide to terminating staff and should not be taken as legal advice. Every case is different and should be discussed with The HR People representative BEFORE you take any action to terminate a staff member. However, it provides lots of insights that you need to know as a business owner or manager.

Karen Vercoe

Human Resource Consultant


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