My friend and fellow blogger (with whom I tend to agree most of the time), Suzanne Lucas (aka Evil HR Lady), recently posted an article about which I could not agree more, Why You Should Rarely Fight an Unemployment Claim.
Her argument (which she agrees runs counter to most employers’ conventional wisdom that says, “I must fight each unemployment claim an employee files because successful unemployment claims cost money, and I do not like spending money”):
When you fire an employee, for whatever reason, they are likely to be angry. Most likely they think you were unfair. While you followed procedures