Paula Deen’s restaurant closes — without telling employees

by Evil HR Lady on April 10, 2014

Uncle Bubba’s Seafood & Oyster House, which is owned by Paula Deen and her younger brother, Earl W. “Bubba” Hiers Jr., recently announced that it’s closing via Facebook. And nothing wrong with that — social media is a great way to communicate with people, including customers.

Except that in this case this was also how Bubba’s informed the restaurant’s employees that it was going out of business and that they were out of a job.

At this point let us pause to make an obvious point: Workers should never be told they’ve been fired over Facebook. In fact, in all but extreme circumstances, employees should be told face to face. Worst case scenario? Phone calls from their direct supervisors.

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