Should you fire Bhandari to reduce operating expenses?
Personally, I do not think that Bhandari must be fired, there are many ways how a company can reduce cost, the management have to evaluate different ways to reduce costs as for example, re set the operation plan to adjust it to the new budget as reduce hours of work, eliminate or minimize work on Saturdays or Sundays, eliminate payment of overtime hours, also the management should meet with the personnel to let them know that the company is having financial problems and they have to maximize the work hours to get more income and avoid layoff personnel. Besides, reduce daily operational expenses could help to the goal of minimize expenses as instance reduce telephone, cellular and gasoline paid by the company, request only the supplies needed, leasing instead buy equipment etc. If after study these option the only way of reduce expenses is suspend a person, the management have to assess the performance of each of the employees to evaluate what person or persons is not meeting the duties requested by the position thereafter fire the correct person. In this mode the company will fire a person with the cause of do not accomplish with his or her duties, minimizing the probabilities of a future lawsuit and not fire without a good reason the last person employed who works good or better than others.
If Bhandari is terminated, on what basis could she sue the company?
The company has to review the employment contract and analyze if there are terms in case of firing. Review carefully if the company paid a low salary and the options were promises as a kind of bonuses or future payment because in this case Bhandari could sue under the basis of fraudulent inducement that is placed when a business engage in exaggeration to keep and attract highly qualified personnel, she can argue that because she left jobs opportunities with better salary because she had a promise of receive options in the future in this...
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