Daytona Beach Employee Evaluation Lawyer
At some point, most employees suffer a serious personal situation or condition that impairs their job performance. Fortunately for employers, these situations are usually temporary, and a once-productive worker can be a once-again-productive employee without significantly disrupting your business. But for some people, deeper personal issues cause long term issues. A once-productive employee may underperform, behave inappropriately, or become unreliable.
When your employee’s problem becomes your problem, there are several measures you can take. If you need legal advice about – or legal assistance dealing with – an employment issue, contact experienced Daytona Beach business lawyer Melody Lankford at the Lankford Law Firm.
WE PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS
Daytona Beach employee evaluation lawyer Melody Lankford has been solving problems for over a decade. When an employee performance problem becomes a legal problem, Melody Lankford will do what it takes to investigate, negotiation to protect your business and arrive at the best possible resolution.
A Florida worker evaluation lawyer at the Lankford Law Firm can also advise and train owners and managers on ways to prevent minor problems from blowing up into acrimonious lawsuits that can disrupt and sometimes seriously damage a business. If you operate a business in Central Florida, don’t hesitate to call our law firm for help. We can provide valuable resources, legal advice, litigation and in court representation for you and your business.
DOCUMENTATION IS IMPERATIVE
Stay alert to signs of worker problems. Document any performance problem. If the problem becomes legal, you’ll need that documentation. Meet with the employee. Offer specific examples of performance problems. When you learn more, you may be able to arrange or suggest a simple solution. But focus only on the job and the facts. You care about your employees, but they, in turn, are responsible to perform the work. Describe the exact consequences of poor performance, and explain precisely how performance must improve. Perhaps most importantly, refrain from any language that could remotely be considered derogatory, discriminatory, harassing, or legally binding.
If you suspect that a worker needs help with substance abuse or with a medical condition like depression, don’t offer personal advice; your good intentions could take you into questionable legal territory. In this type of situation, it is imperative that you seek legal counsel from an employee evaluation lawyer. Attorney Melody Lankford has extensive experience managing these delicate scenarios.
In addition to dealing with employee matters, our law firm can also help with other cases, including allegations of wrongful termination, employee contracts and contract disputes, workers’ compensation cases, overtime and wage issues and beyond.
The Lankford Law Firm represents and serves small businesses throughout Volusia County, Brevard, Flagler, Orange, and Seminole counties. Daytona Beach employee evaluation lawyer Melody Lankford provides a comfortable setting for clients and potential clients to discuss their business and legal needs by setting appointments around her clients’ schedules, and even coming to their place of business for meetings. Contact the Lankford Law Firm for a free initial consultation today at 850-264-7004 or email us at: [email protected] Se Habla Español.