Re: Layoff logistics and etiquette

Subject: Re: Layoff logistics and etiquette
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- marvin -dot- eng -dot- sun -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 09:52:08 -0700 (PDT)

In article p05100302b7fa9ead1441 -at- [10 -dot- 1 -dot- 74 -dot- 2], quills -at- airmail -dot- net writes:
>
>As one of the former corporate serfs, recently freed, I believe that
>the "at will" legislation means that you or your employer may at any
>time or for any reason terminate the association. The employer is
>still restrained by various anti-discrimination laws, so if you
>happen to be of any nationality, ethinic group, religion, sect,
>gender, age, sexual preference, veteran status, you are somewhat
>protected.
>

I just found out yesterday (after I sent my message to this
list) that this is the reason for the time lag between the
announcement of the layoff at my company and the notification
to the people being laid off. All of the business units are
busy examining projects, making their lists of people, and
then sending them up to corporate HR to be reviewed so
they can make sure there is no pattern of discrimination.

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