Breaking Bad News Around The Holidays

Law360, New York (November 19, 2009, 3:12 PM EST) -- “The holidays” — Thanksgiving, Eid Al Adha, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year — will soon be upon us. If this year is like years past, that holiday feeling will begin to affect how employers feel about making hard decisions about employees.

- “We need to eliminate Jim’s position — but let’s be compassionate and wait until after the holidays.”

- “Martha’s performance has been terrible, and we’ve told her that her job is at risk — but let’s be nice and not terminate her until...
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