Author Archives: Claire Smith

About Claire Smith

Claire is an associate in Dorsey’s Labor & Employment Group. Claire represents and counsels employers in a broad range of employment issues including: disability accommodation, discrimination, harassment, retaliation claims, employee leave, wage and hour issues, and non-compete agreements.

Quirky Question #285: Potholes on the Ethical “High Road”

Question:  We learned that some of our employees may have been engaging in unethical, and perhaps even illegal, behavior.  We don’t tolerate this, so we hired a law firm to conduct an investigation, and based on the results of that investigation, we terminated the employees.  The terminated employees were high-profile employees, and we told some people why they were fired.  Also, when we fired the employees, we briefly referenced the investigation, but didn’t provide them with any substantive information about it.  Do you see any problems with that?

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