Then it could be that he'd like to explain things to people, but the corporate HR and legal and risk management people have said not to say anything that might open up grounds for a lawsuit.
Hey, David, THAT's good spin! Given that stations have been in layoff mode for years it would have been easy to get legal advice on exactly how to handle firings/layoffs without resorting to downright nastiness. I think the scenario I suggested some posts back, about an appreciation party, would have be the classy way to go.
Yeah, there are lots of things people do without advice of counsel that come back to bite them. Trayvon Matin's mother was on one off the TV talkshows the other day and said that George Zimmerman didn't mean to kill her son. Well, there goes the murder case right out the window.
But that's a one of a kind scenario by a mother who caught up in a whirlwind of publicity and publicity hounds, and maybe even one herself. But she is clearly NOT Cumulus, Clear Channel, or any other station group owner. Those corporations are not engaging in one of a kind scenarios, but firing decisions that they've thought long and hard about, and decisions they made many times.
I'm assuming you were let go by Univision, that you didn't wilfully retire. Did they handle your layoff well or could they have done better? Would you feel better about them had they handled it differently? Assuming that you'll likely consult in the future, would you be more or less likely to recommend their company to, oh say advertisers, than you would have otherwise?