Is it against the law for a supervisor to tell employees why another employee was fired?

Asked on July 11, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Nevada


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Custom and practice in the business filed is that a supervisor of an employee who has been terminated does not tell any other employee as to why a particular employee was terminated. The reasons are simply not the other employee's business.

As to the law on the subject, if the truth as to why a person was terminated there is nothing illegal about what is said. However, from a business perspective disclosing the reasons to other employees is simply not a good idea.

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