What's a "Yahoo"? An Object Lesson in Employer-Employee Relations
Friday, February 5, 2016 at 9:27AM
Admin in Employment Defense, General Business, Tal Burnovski Yeyni, layoffs, managerial training, wrongful termination

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by Tal Burnovski Yeyni

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Can you mistakenly fire employees? According to recent media reports, Yahoo apparently did.

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News about Yahoo’s mix-up were reported earlier this week in various media outlets. As it turns out, as many as 30 employees have been let go in conversations with their supervisors but were later told that they were simply on the lower performance scale  - and were not meant to be fired.  

Additionally, the company’s performance review system is now challenged in court by an ex-employee, who claims the rules implementing Yahoo’s Quarterly Performance Reviews (“QPR”) were vaguely drawn and communicated on a need-to-know-basis, thus making the QPR process subject to abuse.

What can employers learn from Yahoo’s reported mistakes?  

 

Tal Burnovski Yeyni is an Employer Defense Attorney at our firm. 

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