Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Ten Minute Termination

Employment attorney John Phillips looks at a high-profile termination :

After 38 years, any employee deserves more than 10 minutes. He also deserves an explanation as to why he’s being fired. Iger told Cook there were complaints that Cook was too secretive and uncooperative with other divisions. When Cook asked for examples, Iger gave none.


Cromagnum said...

In some states, especially with 'right-to-work', there is less liability for giving no reason.

If you give a reason that is false, the employer and manager is liable.

Michael Wade said...


I believe you're thinking of the employment at will doctrine.

Right to work laws simply prohibit discrimination on the basis of membership or nonmembership in a labor union.