Should an employer always give a fired employee the reason for his or her termination?
You may have an instinctive answer to this question, as there are pros and cons to both sides. But giving a legitimate—and legal—basis behind a termination decision is probably better than providing nothing at all.
Let’s take a look at why an employer may be tempted to not give an explanation and then explore why it may be better to do so anyway, even when it’s difficult.
Why Would an Employer Want to Hide the Reason for Termination?
First, let’s consider why an