Employment law. Letting an employee go
I have a pet store and for the last 2 years we have had an underperforming employee. It is time to let her go. We are concerned she will sue us for wrongful dissmissal.
Our main reason is economic. We have been open for 2 years and have not made a dollar yet. The next issue is the increase of min wage.
She is working about 20 to 25 hours per week. The only way to make up for some of those hours is to give half them to another part timer.
Will this cause us issues? We have never had to let any one go to date.
Of course making things more dicey is that she is the mother in law of our manager.
Are we ok? Should we get an employment lawyer? How much notice?
Thanks for any help. This is really stressful for us.