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Description: On September 6, this blog featured a post on the trend of quiet quitting. Now comes the flip side: quiet firing. Nita Chhinzer a professor at the University of Guelph, speaks of employers who make “the workplace such a difficult environment that the employee feels that they have no choice but to leave,” saving the organization from the cost and unpleasantness of an outright dismissal. Techniques include micromanagement, exclusion from meetings, and scheduling fewer shifts for the employee. Lawyer Hermie Abraham explains that some of those quietly fired may have a legal claim under the principles of constructive dismissal, whereas others may not.

Date: October 8, 2022



Discussion points:

1) Have you ever experienced quiet firing? If so, how did you respond under the circumstances?

2) If you were an accountant in an organization that wanted to pursue quiet firing, and your boss came to you asking for a cost comparison of quiet firing to traditional methods, how would you proceed?

3) The section “Payroll” starting on page 10-6 of Wiley’s Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making features a number of costs that employers must pay in addition to paying their employees’ earnings. What is the name given to this category of expense?

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