Off the Record/Protected Conversations: How Do I Handle them?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 18 October 2023
Jennifer Cashman
Issues covered: Protected Conversations, "Without Prejudice"

The company is experiencing significant difficulties with a particular employee. There have been performance issues with this employee, however, it has not been possible to progress through the internal process due to periods of absence on the part of the employee. The business is becoming frustrated with our lack of progress and would be willing to make a once off offer to the employee to exit the business subject to signing a compromise agreement.

We have had protected conversations with employees in our UK entity and have found them helpful to expedite exits from the business. However, we are not sure whether we can have such a conversation with an employee in our Irish business. We do

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