Unformatted text preview: Should Managers Fire Good Workers Who Don’t Fit? This case discusses the problem of firing people who aren’t fitting into the workplace. As was pointed out, employers know how to fire poor performers, but they often don’t know what to do with people who are doing their work passably, or even better, but aren’t suited for the job, for reasons ranging from personal chemistry to mismatched skills. Still, such dismissals must be handled correctly, since badly handled firings can damage workplace morale, traumatize the employee, and end up in court. 1. How might companies inadvertently discriminate when firing good employees who don’t fit? Explain. Companies might make statements that suggest that a woman, for instance, is out of place in a “man’s job,” such as a physical-labor job that may be traditionally male but that females can do as well. Or companies might use performance appraisals that are informal rather than formal, leaving the door open to accusations of bias. In other words, they might use appraisal standards just for the employee in open to accusations of bias....
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2010 for the course BUS 3003 taught by Professor Jerryjames during the Spring '10 term at Texas Woman's University.
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