Minneapolis and St. Cloud employment law attorney Sheila Engelmeier discusses why being respectful to employees is paramount.
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So, this all comes back to the same deal. Hopefully, you want to be respectful to your employees in a termination meeting because you genuinely established a rapport with folks that you spent time with. But if you can’t be for that reason, be respectful because that helps you not get sued. And so, in the vein of being respectful, if somebody’s crying I think showing genuine empathy is a very important thing. To say, “I know this is really hard. I’m sorry that it got to this point.” You aren’t saying that it’s your fault. You’re saying you’re genuinely saddened that you are where you are, and I think you want to show that.