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Ethics
Study of standards of conduct and moral judgment; also the standards of right conduct.
Opinion surveys
Questionnaires that regularly ask employees their opinions about the company, management, and work life.
Discipline
Procedure that corrects or punishes a subordinate for violating a rule or procedure.
Guaranteed fair treatment
Employer programs aimed at ensuring that all employees are treated fairly, generally by providing formalized, well-documented, and highly publicized vehicles through which employees can appeal any eligible issues.
Dismissal
Involuntary termination of an employee’s employment with the firm.
Terminate at will
Idea, based in law, that the employment relationship can be terminated at will by either the employer or the employee for any reason.
Insubordination
Willful disregard or disobedience of the boss’ authority or legitimate orders.
Wrongful discharge
Employee dismissal that does not comply with the law or does not comply with the contractual arrangement stated or implied by the firm via its employment application forms, employee manuals, or other promises.
Termination interview
Interview in which an employee is informed of the fact that he or she has been dismissed.
Outplacement counseling
A systematic process by which a terminated person is trained and counseled in the techniques of self-appraisal and securing a new position.
Exit interviews
Interviews conducted by the employer immediately prior to the employee leaving the firm with the aim of better understanding what the employee thinks about the company.
Layoff
Situation in which employees are told there is no work for them but that management intends to recall them when work is again available.
Downsizing
Refers to the process of reducing, usually dramatically, the number of people employed by the firm.