How to Know a Possible Termination is Boiling
Being terminated from your employment is always difficult. Unfortunately, some employees come to work and suddenly find themselves terminated and jobless. The layoff can come as a complete surprise. However, if you as an employee look for and recognize the signs of possible termination, you might be able to avoid it, find another job early, or take other corrective measures such as hiring the services of employment lawyers.
A lot of employers are careful about having a cause for termination. But, if they can show there is good cause to terminate an employee, they may insulate the latter from any claim of discrimination or harassment. Also, from a business perspective, it makes sense to just terminate workers where there is a cause. Employees can prove good cause to terminate with documentation and supervisors can use other ways to build good cause.
If you are an employee, below are some signs that could demonstrate you are being set up to be terminated:
Your Superior is Showing Dissatisfaction with your Work
When your supervisor begins to consistently say they are not happy with your work, this could be an early sign of possible termination. They may express their disappointment through oral criticism, department meetings, sniping comments, and other communications.
You Get Written Up
To prove a cause for termination, employers need good documentation that shows what happen and why. If you break a company rule or make a mistake and get written up unfairly with some type of warming or corrective action, this could mean they are considering your termination. In fact, it is even more obvious if you get written up more than once in a short period of time.
They Exclude You
If you are employer has not been including you from things you used to part of, this could mean they may be starting to think about letting you go. Perhaps they no longer invite to group lunches or committee meetings. Although it can really be hurtful, when you are no longer invited to company events and get-together, you should start planning your next move. Also, you will know it’s getting to the point of termination if you are no longer included in decision makings.
They Have Demoted You
A lot of employers are likely to begin the termination process by demoting the employees in question. If you have been having less authority, reporting responsibilities, work, or duties, this could be a red flag that your employer is planning to walk you out the door.