This is fawked up.
Executive Fired For Using Company Email To Organize Flight 370 Charity
How do you fire someone for trying to help those in need?
According to ABC News:
A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane’s passengers has been fired.
Darlene Tipton, who was vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group, said Saturday she had wanted to arrange swift financial aid to families and other loved ones, sparing them lengthy court fights. She said she began by emailing Sarah Bajc, an American whose boyfriend, Philip Wood, was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and who has made frequent TV appearances since the plane’s March 8 disappearance.
Fox spokesman Scott Grogin said Tipton’s “conduct and communications” violated company policy. Citing privacy concerns, he declined to discuss particulars, but he said, “As soon as we became aware, we took appropriate steps.” He confirmed that Tipton has left the company.
She plans to sue Fox for wrongful termination, said her husband, Ken Tipton, a writer and producer.
He said the idea for the fundraising effort stemmed from his Los Angeles hospital stay last month, shortly after the plane disappeared. He said that while he was under medication he had hallucinations of being with the plane’s passengers and the power of his visions spurred him and his wife to try to help.
“She wanted to do it because it could be done,” he said. “So why not try?”
Hopefully, she takes them to the cleaners in her lawsuit.
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