Company Accidentally Fires Entire Staff Via Email - Slashdot. Oh, the risk of working for a large company or law firm. The risk of the misdirected email. By now, the ethical and legal implications of the misdirected fax are well known to lawyers. Sending a fax with confidential client information to the other side has created havoc in more than one case; and, the ethical duty of the receiving lawyer has been debated and ruled upon. But, what about this large company, whose "clean out your desk, you're fired" email, intended for one individual, was sent to all 1,300 employees of the firm? This gives new meaning to the phrase "watch your back". Lesson? If you intend to fire someone, do it in person. Second, don't ever work anywhere you can be fired via email.