If you ask me it’s just not right to fire someone by writing on there Facebook wall or sending them a message. I don’t think this should be considered official or legal. Without not putting any real thought into it, I’ve managed to come up with several scenarios that make this method of notifying employees of there termination very iffy.
Scenario 1: You are an attractive female. Your boss leaves his Facebook page open at home. Your boss’s wife is the kind of woman that like to check up on her husband, so she starts snooping through his friends. She sees your picture and clicks on it. After looking through your profile some, she notices that your boss has you grouped and an employee. Your boss’s wife feel threatened by your appearance and how much time you must spend with her husband at work. She decides to send you message from his account fireing you.
How are you supposed to know the difference between you boss sending the message and his jealous wife? Now that you think you have been fired, you will no longer go into work. Due to you missing so much work, you actually will lose you job.
Scenario 2: You could be fired without your employer having gone through the proper channels, and you may never be the wiser.
Scenario 3: Employers could become more willing to fire people that don’t deserve to be fired, due to pressure from board members to cut back on employees. Without the personal phone call or face to face meeting it won’t be as difficult for them to let go someone they should be keeping on just to save themselves some grief.
Scenario 4: Your employer gets drunk one night and fires you without just cause or any real reason at all.
I could continue, but I’m sure you should be able think of more on your own.