Did AOL Handle the Patch Layoffs Correctly?

by Evil HR Lady on September 2, 2013

AOL just fired several hundred employees. According to Business Insider, here’s how it went down:

1. Patch employees were assigned to one of two rooms

2. Employees in room A were all terminated

3. Employees in room B were told they were being retained

A few days earlier, CEO Tim Armstrong reportedly got angry at Patch Creative Director Abel Lenz and fired him on the spot in front of 1,000 people and on a live call.

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Anonymous October 14, 2013 at 10:32 pm

I resigned from Patch on August 30th and turned in my final expense report for August on the same day. I’m still waiting to receive my $350, HR told me that my expense report was rejected by the VP of Sales, he wants more details. My 28 previous expense reports were filled out exactly the same way and they all were paid promptly and without question. They’ve sent me an empty box to send back my company laptop, cell phone and tablet. I’ve let HR know that I will send back the equipment when I receive the expense reimbursement. Is this the best way to handle this situation?


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