You’re Fired! What to Do When You Let a Gilbert Employee Go.
As a business owner, you need to make tough calls and when you let a Gilbert employee go, the IT Department needs to be involved.
Relieving someone of their position in your company is hard enough without having to worry about what action tasks have to be completed pre and post termination. One piece of the puzzle we can help with is the essential IT involvement. Involving IT in the termination of an employee is not always the first thing business owners think of, but it should be, and here is why.
Cancel Your Gilbert Employee Access to Company Information
As a business owner, you’re responsible for client and prospect data and information. When a Gilbert employee has been let go, they need to have access to this information revoked immediately. An employee who continues to have access to data post-employment becomes a security threat. You never know what feelings a person is having about a company who let them go and what actions they may take in response to those feelings.
It is also essential to preserve and protect any data, records, or logs the terminated employee was accessing. This is especially important when they have access to sensitive information like accounting, human resources, patient information, or client data. While we hope this termination does not lead to any legal action, should that be the case, be sure you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect yourself.
Enact Policies for the Future
If you do not have one already, we recommend creating a detailed plan for IT involvement in the case of termination for the future. This plan should include who is responsible for notifying IT, and exactly how IT will bar access and preserve data. Some of those tasks may be internal or external, including removing online access or physically retrieving company resources including computers, phones, and tablets.
At Gordian Networks, we want to use our skills to offer you peace of mind. Terminating your Gilbert employee is stressful enough and being a business owner is not an easy task. You can weigh the pros and cons and make the decision that is best for your company, and leave the IT tasks to our team of experienced professionals who protect and preserve your company data.