If we don't have billions to spend on litigation, should we take a billionaire's advice on firing?
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Unknown Speaker: You are fired, you are fired, this is a tough one, you are fired.
Eliot Wagonheim: If Donald Trump says you are fired, it depends whether he is on his game show or not. If he is not on his game show he has to abide by the same rules that everybody does.
Rochelle Eisenberg: What Mr. Trump does is the antithesis of what is done in the workplace and what should be done on the workplace.
Mary Keating: My problem with what he does is that he is allowing peoples peers to decide which of them will be fired and he needs to make sure that, their reasoning is not false and is not a pretext for some kind of illegal discrimination.
Rochelle Eisenberg: That would be humiliating for the employee. It also is potentially defamatory and what employer wants to invite any kind of lawsuit? Only an employer with very deep pockets.
Mary Keating: Being fired can be a very traumatic event. On the other hand you the employer want to protect yourself in your workplace. So you should do it in a private setting, without the camera's running. You should keep things objective, focussed on job performance, allow the person to get his or her personal items, but not let them stay to work the rest of the day. But during the perp walk to the elevator is needlessly humiliating.
Rochelle Eisenberg: You want to let the person leave with their pride, because you want to avoid a lawsuit.