I just got a email from HR: " Avi is no longer employed with the company". That's it! No thanks, no explanation!
Avi is a middle aged happy black man, has one son one daughter, he is one of the most experienced electrician in our company. He likes to joke around and has a big mouth. unfortunately.
I called his personal cell phone immediately and knew what happened then.
Three months ago we hired a young girl, she is the first female field service technician our company hired. She needs to work 8000 hours with a licensed technician before taking the government's exam and get the license. She worked with me most of the time. This morning I worked far away by myself and manager asked the girl working with Avi, he couldn't find her and saw a person standing in front of the work table preparing tools. Avi went forward and slapped his hip:" Hi, man! Did you see Vanessa?" That person turned around, "HE" was Vanessa! She went to HR complaining immediately and Avi got fired. What a stupid and reckless decision HR and management just made!