Forget ‘quiet quitting.’ Workplaces should really be focusing on ‘quiet firing’

Now that the term “quiet quitting” has buzzed around the Internet, a new phrase — “quiet firing” — is shifting the focus around workplace culture on to how employers treat their staff.


While “quiet quitting” is a misnomer — the expression does not refer to employees leaving their job — the meaning of “quiet firing” is a little more on the nose.


Quiet firing, also known as constructive dismissal, is not a new practice and refers to when an employer purposely treats workers badly in order to get them to quit and avoid directly laying them off.