Coronavirus has made it so I cannot afford my employees – can I legally let them go or fire them? I need to keep some employees because of their job function, but others I can do without. If I fire those I do not need because of Coronavirus / COVID 19 impacts, is that discrimination?
Your clients and customer traffic are way down due to Coronavirus and government stay-at-home orders, which means your revenues are way down. You may not be able to afford to employ some of your employees, or they have almost nothing to do without customer traffic. Can you legally let your employees go – even if just temporarily? See the answers below.
I am in financial distress and cannot afford to employ some of my employees. Can I legally let them go?