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Labor laws and Mexican spam

How hard is it to fire someone in Mexico? It is apparently sufficiently hard that they offer courses on how to do it.

I spent seven years in Mexico, and I still receive some Mexican spam. Here is my translation of an email I received which was advertising a one day course on how to fire employees:

Firing a person is a delicate process filled with legal “mines.” It doesn’t matter how prepared you feel or how correct your decision is. Not doing it the right way puts you at risk for a lawsuit. No manager should begin this process without attending this seminar!!

I don’t doubt that it is hard to fire workers in Mexico. One can probably easily step into a legal minefield by firing a worker, even if the worker really deserved to be fired.

Based on this article, however, workers might need a course of their own. The spam email for that course would go something like this:

Firms have a million tricks to avoid paying you what they owe you. If you’ve been fired and you don’t know how to protect yourself, you have a good chance of walking away with nothing. No worker should try to claim a severance package without attending this seminar!!

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