Every company will eventually decide to involuntarily terminate someone’s
employment. Whether it’s poor performance, misconduct, or a large-scale
reduction in force, these events are potentially violent and should involve
professional security practitioners with specific expertise and experience.
Athos team of recognized security experts with decades of experience as
corporate security directors and law enforcement executives provide assistance
to a variety of US companies with differing levels of security sophistication.
Many client companies have no internal security resources or employ security
personnel that lack the expertise to conduct termination events. Companies
with experienced security programs and personnel often need support in
these difficult assignments and rely on Athos to augment their staff.
Secure termination and layoff actions require a comprehensive effort that
addresses risk during planning, advisement, premises exit, and follow-up.
When retained early in the process, Athos’ experts assess the likelihood
of violence and plan accordingly. A dignified, expedient and carefully
orchestrated advisement is designed and onsite security resources are
provided. Afterwards, the employees’ exit from the premises is conducted
so that contact with coworkers is avoided and property is appropriately
returned. After the event, Athos assesses the likelihood of retaliation
and provides security to address it.
Our experience, respect for confidentiality, commitment to sensitivity
and courtesy, and ongoing support to client partners through these processes
distinguishes Athos from other companies. For individual employee terminations
or multi-state reductions in force, our clients trust the experts at Athos
to protect their people, property, information, and reputation.