2,400 Employees Laid Off By Text Message

from the ouch dept

Just a couple of weeks ago someone in Australia was suing after claiming he was "unfairly dismissed" - since the note of his firing came via SMS text message. If he has any sort of case, you have to wonder what's going to happen with the 2,400 employees of The Accident Group, a UK insurance company. Apparently, on Friday, administrators from PriceWaterhouseCoopers decided the best way to inform the employees of the firm that it was being shut down was to send them all a text message telling them they were being laid off and would no longer be paid. Not quite sure who was responsible for such a method of mass firing, but it sounds particularly cruel.

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    Jasmine, Jan 20th, 2008 @ 3:32pm

    i have just been fireed by a text message as well

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    Jasmine, Jan 20th, 2008 @ 3:35pm

    i have just been fireed by a text message as well

    im so upset of what has just happened to me i dont know if its against the law to fire a client with a text message but i have just been ifred with a text message and is very upset with the situation. Im not sure if it is against the law, overall i dont know what to do with the fact that i did get fired via text message. Please read and i would like to know wat to do with that.

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