The Do’s and Don’ts when Firing Employees

The Do’s and Don’ts when Firing Employees

Firing employees is never an easy step or move by any given organization. According to Guerin (2017) letting employees go for various reasons hurts and ruins their relationship with the company. Therefore, organizations are advised not to do harm when firing employees by observing the set ethics and standards. This paper will focus on the reasons why employees should not be fired via email or text messages.

Firing employees should be done face to face. This means that no employee should be fired using letters, emails or text massages. Lavis (2009) notes that here are growing concerns across the globe of being fired via email and text messages. It is unfortunate to note that this practice is legal unless it violates the ‘existing’ company’s policies or an employment contract that is pre-existing. Although this practice is legal, I believe this practice is questionable.

Firing employees via email or text messages is unprofessional. Despite employees spending a lot of time through the recruitment processes, the organization should be fair enough to present their cases face to face before they are let go. These employees serve respect and after working diligently for these organizations. Also, firing employees via email or text messages does not give them an opportunity to give their piece (Yerby, 2013). Employees have the right to speak their minds and share their opinions before they are fired. A face to face meeting enables them to give their explanations and defend themselves. Finally, this is cruel and cowardly. This ruins the good relationship between the employer and the employee. Employee fired using these techniques should report to their respective HR departments and ensure they are given their last paychecks.