Stealing Defeat out of the jaws of victory
The people in this article did it to themselves, and they deserve it. The man terminated is not liable or criminally chargeable.
Not so large, but i have seen people shoot themselves in the foot by being stupid, overbearing, officious, and/or simply dishonest, robbing their managers and other employees. Here is one small business implosion self engineered by the owner, who robbed the people who prospered him.
This man cheat his workers out of commissions for selling alarm systems and installs. Wonderful package deal, the finest electronics available at the time. Cheated mercilessly on sales commissions. Manager after manager put together a paper trail system to track appointments and the status of the meeting, payments, all that- and get fired, and the system vanished, so the new one had to start over. But NOW, we sales staff were suspicious and watching; When the last one went out the door, all the sales staff walked with him. YIPES.
Said GM and overlord boss/owner went frantic, tried to get us back. No deal, SEEYA. So he hired new and continued in his ways. He could not keep good sales people, and the ones simply milking the $8/hr (AD1995 this event) weren't worth their keep.
In time the ads in the paper stopped, so I drove by for a look see. Empty, evacuated. BBB reported the firm as closed.
Therein is the tale of the end of Network Security, stealing defeat out of the jaws of victory due to greed and dishonesty, and the destruction of employee trust.
Karma, it's a beautiful thing.