- Is it ethical for companies to exclude terminally ill employees from the end-of-year layoffs attached to these programs?
- Making an exception, even for terminal illness, might start the company down a slippery slope and force it to make other exceptions for other kinds of hardships.
someone terminally ill just got let go here. Seems harsh. – Greg McNulty 4 mins ago
It is harsh.
- But it would also be harsh to lay off an employee whose two children were paralyzed in a car accident.
- And it would also be harsh to lay off a single mom who's living paycheck-to-paycheck while supporting three children, all under the age of 7.
Hence, my fear of the slippery slope.