Termination without cause (sort of)
I have an employee who's dept/program has switched supervision about 60 days ago. This happened about the same time that we were beginning our performance reviews. The employee receives an average performance review from his previous supervisor. The new supervisor does not believe that is accurate and feels that this employee is a poor performer and not playing by his rules. Although I have been told that this employee has been spoken to about performance I have not received anything in writing about the issues. Now the supervisor is ready to fire him. But wants to fire him without cause. The approach he wants to take is to say there is no longer a need for his position. I don't think this is going to go over well and is going to be very difficult to explain that their is no longer a need for his position and that the supervisor does not want him in any position. I don't think that there is a legal issue here but wanted to see if any one else sees any potential legal concern or other concerns. I think there is going to be some upset amongst a few employees who work in the same office with him.