The whole subject is one where the media has failed in its job. When you see the results of a political poll you can usually get the cautionary data on the size of the poll sample and the definition of the sample (registered voters, likely voters). I got that media disclosure movement started, thank you.
But there is a giant gap in disclosure about firing people. If you do the firing, YOU CAN'T COMMENT ON THE REASONS YOU FIRED THE SON-OF-A-BITCH because you can be sued for disclosing personnel information.
Why doesn't the media include such a disclosure when they are going gaga about someone being fired? The person or entity doing the firing can't rebut the nonsense spouted out by the person who was fired.
Of course I understand the reason the media is so ill informed on this issue: the main press media are built on management structures from the 19th Century ...long before employment law existed.