Without discussing whether the particular case currently in the news actually qualifies as the situation I’m describing, consider the following case:

In his private life, an employee of mine is engaged in behavior I believe to be wrong. There is nothing in this matter that relates to me or my business. (Ignore public pressure put on me; or assume the public knows nothing about this case. Assume also this is not legally-protected wrongful behavior, vehameivin yovin.)

Am I permitted under halachah to suspend or fire this employee as a coercive strategy? (He will not easily find work elsewhere.)

Somewhat related: Must one give notice?

  • Is this different from simply asking whether you can fire an employee without cause? – Seth J Nov 6 '13 at 4:10
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    It actually assumes one cannot, at least not without suitable notice. This assumption may not be well-founded, I admit. – J. C. Salomon Nov 6 '13 at 4:12

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