Friday, April 17, 2009
Layoff Reality Show?
Struggling companies to let employees ax each other on national television?
The National Law Journal reports of a proposed new Fox show called Someone's Gotta Go in which actual, struggling companies with about 15 to 20 employees will let their staffs decide who gets laid off. The employee-judges will use confidential information — salaries, job evaluations — to make that final call on the show.
Has reality TV gone too far? I wonder whether they will educate these employees about employment discrimination laws and employers' legal obligations to employees before they let them hand out the pink slips.
Thanks to The Workplace Prof Blog for the tip!