My question is provocative because I have often wondered why would companies lay some folks off when they could seemingly save so much more money by firing them?
I understand if it was a big reduction the company has no choice but to layoff as it would look suspicious otherwise, but suppose the company is a terminate without cause company and the company has 100 workers they need to "lay off" 8 people to save cost.
Couldn't the company just make up some excuses to themselves to justify and fire the 8 people so as to not pay severances? I mean who would know?
I get that firings mean the worker didn't meet expectations, whereas a layoff is the company reducing headcount to save cost, which is no fault of the worker, but why not "make it the workers fault", by coming up with excuses so the company doesn't have to pay out severances?
If my question sounds ridiculous, I'm sorry. I don't know a lot about HR type of rules and regulations, but you would think others have thought this same thing.