Lisa is in her mid-20s, single, college graduate,  she is very hard working and was in the top 10% of the performance  ratings this year, she constantly volunteers to travel, work weekends  and evenings. However, she supports political causes that could be  viewed as contrary to the goals of the company.

Martha is in her mid-40s, has two young children,  her husband is a doctor, her performance is good, and she has above  average performance reviews. However, she has limited availability on  weekends and limitations onovernight travel due to her volunteer work  with local charities.

As a manager who would you select to layoff and why?

What other factors can be used to decide who gets laid off in organizations?

How should an organization choose between a decision that is  legal and in the best financial interests of the organization, but which  could be viewed as unethical?