Is there a bias against people who have been laid off?

Oath OrFD2n
Jan 3 25 Comments

If a hiring manager finds out that I've been laid off in the past, will it impact me negatively? Do I have to reveal this information at all?

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TOP 25 Comments
  • VMware BobbleHat
    Laid off after 6 months in google will prevent you from ever getting a job again. Laid off after 5 years in yahoo is worth celebrating.
    Jan 3 4
    • Avigilon pasimeena
      This is such horseshit.
      Jan 3
    • VMware BobbleHat
      Really? Which part
      Jan 3
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      All of it
      Jan 3
    • VMware BobbleHat
      Na, it’s pretty accurate
      Jan 3
  • Amazon what¿
    No, it happens. Layoff or reorgs are not the same as being fired.
    Jan 3 1
    • Oath / Eng fat
      Then again, nobody really knows if you’re fired or laid off 🤷‍♂️
      Jan 3
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Not in the U.S.

    But, if you are going to get laid off, do it after 40, the severance packages are much better.
    Jan 3 7
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      Can you point me in the direction of what you're referring to?
      Jan 3
    • Workday Letsbefair
      What makes you believe laid off employees who are 40 and older get better severance?
      Jan 5
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      Agreed. Still waiting on that citation.
      Jan 5
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Jan 5
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      No I knew about that one. It just says nothing about better severance packages other than mandated time to accept and clarified words. You should re-read.
      Jan 6
  • Facebook blood&fire
    No and no
    Jan 3 1
    • Salesforce / Eng Superpower
      👆🏼this guy gets laid off
      Jan 8
  • Juniper 2CH41NZ
    Layoffs are so frequent to the point that no one cares anymore.
    Jan 3 0
  • Microsoft YwWb48
    No, I have multiple layoffs under my belt.
    Jan 3 0
  • Oath
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    Oath

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    Yahoo
    20more
    In India there is strong bias. I have seen it.
    Jan 3 0
  • Dispatch / Eng
    SteveyJobs

    Dispatch Eng

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    ConsenSys
    SteveyJobsmore
    Nope
    Jan 3 0
  • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
    No to both.
    Jan 3 0
  • Intel / Eng onerhief
    It depends and no.
    Jan 3 0
  • Yahoo KccO10
    Somewhat. They don’t lay off their stars...
    Jan 14 0
  • Vertivco / Eng
    FastPapuan

    Vertivco Eng

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    Youtube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
    FastPapuanmore
    Yes. Big bias.
    Jan 3 0