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"We're Just Not That Into You" Effective Handling of Employee Terminations
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"We're Just Not That Into You" Effective Handling of Employee Terminations


When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
11:30 AM - 1 PM
Where: Fess Parker Doubletree
633 E. Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, California  93103
United States
Attorney Karen Gabler

Phone: 805-259-3033

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.

It's an unfortunate reality in the workplace...eventually, you may need to terminate an employee. Terminations are difficult on both a personal and professional can you protect your company from litigation, while at the same time fostering a productive workforce? How can you address an awkward termination discussion with honesty and empathy, while still maintaining legal compliance?

In this informative seminar, employment law attorney Karen L. Gabler will discuss the do's and don'ts of employee terminations. Topics covered will include the following:

  • How do you know when it's really time to terminate (and alternatives to termination)
  • Why there's no such thing as "at will employment" in a termination meeting
  • What steps should you take prior to terminating an employee?
  • What documents should be in your file before you terminate?
  • What documents should you prepare for the termination meeting?
  • How to handle the termination process
  • Severance and release options
  • What to say to the rest of your team
  • What to say to your customers
  • Protecting your company information and equipment after termination
  • The aftermath of what?

Program Schedule

  • 11:30 AM - Noon: Registration, Networking & Lunch
  • Noon - 1 PM: Program

Registration Rates


  • Member $40
  • Nonmember $55
  • **Online Registration closes FRIDAY May 13th
  • **Register by May 13th to ensure Early Bird discount rate.


  • Member $50
  • Nonmember $65
  • Walk-ins accepted at the door as space permits.

About the Speaker 

With almost 24 years of experience, California employment attorney Karen L. Gabler serves as an employment law expert for over 600 businesses of all sizes and industries. She provides day-to-day advice to business owners, managers and human resource professionals, developing proactive strategies to enhance workplace productivity and avoid employment disputes.


Karen audits clients’ employment practices to ensure strategic compliance with current laws, conducts training programs for management and employees, develops workplace policies and agreements to protect the employer, guides investigations of employee complaints, and defends employers and managers against administrative and civil employee claims. Karen has been recognized as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” for the past five years, and has been named as a “Most Trusted Advisor” by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal and one of the “Who’s Who in Professional Services” by the Pacific Coast Business Times in multiple years. 


In addition to her legal practice, Karen has been an adjunct professor of employment law at the Pepperdine University School of Law and served as an officer or director of numerous business and civic groups.


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HR Certification Credits

This program has been approved for 1.0 SHRM PD Credits and 1.0 HR Recertification Credits from HRCI.





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