Aviva Almost Fired 1300 Workers by Mistake
On Friday, April 20th Aviva accidentally send an email with leaving instructions to 1,300 employees instead of one departing employee.
The human resources department noticed the mistake 25 minutes later and recalled the messages. Soon afterwards, HR department sent another email with apologies.
Commenting on the incident, Paul Lockstone, spokesman for Aviva, explained: "An email which was intended for a member of staff who was leaving today was accidentally sent to all Aviva Investors staff worldwide," Lockstone said. "People were pretty quickly aware of the fact that this was a mistake ... I don't believe any of our staff would have seen it really as anything other than the mistake that it was."
He also highlighted that the message did not explicitly say to recipients they were fired. Instead, it contained standard leaving instructions and rules.
Let us remind that at the beginning of the year Aviva said it will fire 160 workers in 2012.
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