Ann Kiernan replies:

Someone who doesn’t come to work and doesn’t produce while at work certainly can be fired. But, please don’t take the lazy manager’s route and wait for a layoff to solve your problem! You should be coaching the employee about what is expected, taking appropriate corrective actions, and then terminating employment if the worker cannot or will not meet the standards you have set.

Posted 03-08-2016

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