11 things to remember about terminating employees

Being fired is number two on the list of worst messages to hear
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 10/03/2003

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he three worst pieces of news a person can hear are about the death of a loved one, loss of a job or divorce. So, when you’re firing someone, you’re delivering the second worst message, says Emory Mulling, chair of Mulling Companies, an outplacement, executive coaching and retained search firm.

And with the bad news can come anger, grief—even a law suit, says Frank Heasley, president and CEO of MedZilla.com, on online job board.