Dismissal at the initiative of the employer
Dismissal at the initiative of the employer is often the only way to terminate relations with an underperforming employee. Each of these dismissals carries reputational and material risks for the employer. Dismissed employees often make legal claims at court in an attempt to be reinstated in their job. Any mistake in the formulation of documentation or in conducting their own procedures can lead to the employer losing a court case.
BLS has not lost a single one of such cases, where the employer chooses to dismiss an employee, in our 20 years of operation.
The main issue that BLS resolves is carrying out the dismissal at the initiative of the employer with minimal cost to the client and without any damage to corporate culture, while at the same time fully observing employment legislation.
98% of dismissals carried out with BLS have concluded without the employee seeking a lawsuit in search of reinstating their position.
BLS reaches these results in approaching each project individually using all of our collected experience. A BLS project includes:
STAGE 1: Analyse the case in detail as well as all documentation relating to it.
STAGE 2: Work on a strategy for dismissal, including preparing a documentation portfolio.
STAGE 3: Manage all preparatory activities, including creating a necessary documentation portfolio and briefing of all of our clients’ employees involved in the project.
STAGE 4: Independently lead discussions with the employees over the signature of a mutual agreement within the given budget.
STAGE 5: Carry out a programme of dismissal at the initiative of the employer (Plan ‘B’) if the agreement established by the parties is not signed.
STAGE 6: Win the case if the dismissed employee decides to issue a lawsuit for reinstatement into their position.
Planning and carrying out each project requires knowledge of each nuance of Russian employment legislation, which may be necessary when formulating documentation, as well as a deep understanding of psychology and unique negotiating skills. BLS has conducted more than 1,400 layoffs of various levels of complexity, 98 percent of which concluded in a mutual written agreement. The remaining has concluded with dismissal by choice of the employer, meaning that in all the cases, BLS has successfully defended the interests of our clients.
Dismissal at the initiative of the employer is an exclusive and expensive service, but often the only way to limit a company’s expenses in parting with an employee. BLS record for one case: we saved 53 million roubles for one of our clients in their dismissal of a top high-earning manager of the company.