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Immediate Access Shut Off for Terminated Employee?

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

November 5, 2019

Question:

Jennifer, 

Should I be terminating email access immediately for an employee I am terminating?

Appreciate the advice!
Dr. T

Answer:
 
Generally the answer to whether or not to shut access is Yes, however, there may be overriding considerations depending on circumstance.   The considerations for shutting access are, of course, protecting company proprietary information, including access to HIPAA sensitive information.  

Depending on the employee terminated, you may need that person to transition for a period of time, and there may be a need for continuing access.   If you do maintain access for a terminated employee, it is prudent to monitor the access post termination and to allow such access to continued for a limited and controlled period of time.  


As you plan to terminate, consider having the employee sign a separation agreement, especially if you are offering this person severance.  In exchange for severance offered, you can obtain a release from any potential claims, including claims from any potential additional amounts owed to employee.    


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Immediate Access Shut Off for Terminated Employee?-Jennifer Kirschenbaum-November 5, 2019

Article

Immediate Access Shut Off for Terminated Employee?

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

November 5, 2019

Question:

Jennifer, 

Should I be terminating email access immediately for an employee I am terminating?

Appreciate the advice!
Dr. T

Answer:
 
Generally the answer to whether or not to shut access is Yes, however, there may be overriding considerations depending on circumstance.   The considerations for shutting access are, of course, protecting company proprietary information, including access to HIPAA sensitive information.  

Depending on the employee terminated, you may need that person to transition for a period of time, and there may be a need for continuing access.   If you do maintain access for a terminated employee, it is prudent to monitor the access post termination and to allow such access to continued for a limited and controlled period of time.  


As you plan to terminate, consider having the employee sign a separation agreement, especially if you are offering this person severance.  In exchange for severance offered, you can obtain a release from any potential claims, including claims from any potential additional amounts owed to employee.    


Looking for the KK Healthcare Exchange?  Click Here. 

MISSED OUR RECENT WEBINARS?  CLICK HERE ANYTIME!
Looking for HIPAA and compliance forms?  
Click here to visit our website.
Have a question or comment for Jennifer?
Contact Jennifer at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com or  at (516) 747-6700 x. 302.
Interested in having Jennifer speak at an event or
at a residency/fellowship program?
Contact Jennifer directly at (516) 747-6700 x. 302 or at Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com
Click here to learn about
K&K's Prepaid Legal Audit/Investigation Defense Now!