Staff Layoffs and Reductions in Force

December 2008 | 0 Comments  Average 5 out of 5

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Staff layoffs at colleges and universities usually involve employees entitled to a broad array of substantive and procedural rights and can result in legal actions for breach of contract, discrimination, and wrongful discharge. Well-managed colleges and universities exhibit three key characteristics in planning and implementing staff layoffs:

  • Managers use a team approach to decision-making. 
  • Well-crafted personnel policies are in place before the layoff process begins. 
  • Managers are attentive to current and potential problem cases where legal risks are foreseeably

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