Is it appropriate to contact fired coworker?

posted 7 months ago in Career
Post # 2
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

If you are a part of the management team, absolutely do not contact him!  You cannot know if this person is going to file for wrongful termination or unemployment benefits, and if he does you dont want communication from you after the fact to be part of any case he builds.  It could jeopardize your own employment.  Dont do it bee

Post # 4
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Yeah unfortunately you can’t do this if you’re part of management. PP made a good point about him filing for wrongful termination or who knows what. You wouldn’t want any texts to be used as evidence against you/the company, the result could be you getting fired next :/

Post # 5
1431 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

At our company, we are explicitly instructed not to contact terminated employees with those kinds of sentiments. It really sucks when you’ve bonded but you have to have the company’s best interest in mind at this point. Give it some time, reach out with something more neutral once he’s had some time to process. 

Post # 6
9143 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

Oofff, tought and I get why you would want to reach out but as per PP’s it seems the best bet for you is to leave it. 

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