How the workplace "frog march" harms everybody - a Talin Vartanian documentary
Employers first used "the frog march" to fire people with access to sensitive information. These days, it seems to be standard operating procedure.
There's a surprise phone call summoning the employee to an unexpected meeting, they're given the bad news, then marched out of the office. There are no goodbyes to colleagues and there's no opportunity to pick up any personal belongings.
Some HR professionals call it "the Band-Aid effect", but Sunday Edition producer Talin Vartanian discovered it leaves lasting scars for everyone concerned. Her documentary is called, "Can Someone Get Her Coat?"