One final word of advice: Always have two people present in the meeting other than the individual being fired. That way, says Moore, if you end up in litigation, it's not one person's word against the other. "It's better to have a second person from the company who can indicate exactly what was said," she says.
Meridith Levinson covers Careers, Project Management and Outsourcing for CIO.com. Follow Meridith on Twitter @meridith. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline and on Facebook. Email Meridith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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