Layoff Protection and Security Services For Employers

July 2, 2020

Layoff Protection For Employee Terminations

Layoff protection from AFIMAC brings together executive protection, security resources, and private investigation offerings to keep you and your business safe. COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on many businesses that make up our economy. The Canadian government has made great efforts to reduce layoffs and business closures with wage subsidies and rent relief. However, the harsh reality is that much of these funds are quickly drying up, and workers are being laid off.

Layoff protection agents assisting a client.

An Increased Need for Protective Agents During COVID-19 Layoffs

AFIMAC has seen an increase in requests for guidance on navigating high-risk terminations as a result of COVID-19. The hospitality and tourism industries have been hit particularly hard during this pandemic, with large portions of workforces having to be laid off via a single announcement.

This means that AFIMAC has seen the need for protective agents rise in order to protect frontline managers, executives, and HR professionals in instances where large groups of employees are informed of layoffs all at once. Protective measures must be in place during these difficult times, especially for the HR staff, as they are the ones who take the brunt of negative feedback from staff while they discuss severance, pension plans, and the continuation of benefits with former employees.

AFIMAC has also received an increase in requests for residential security for executives and frontline managers, along with secure transportation and protective services.

Losing a job is never pleasant, but losing a good job in an industry where there is little hope of a quick recovery adds additional pressure and stress. The potential for employees to act out and become violent or abusive is high, furthering the need for the protective services of AFIMAC.

COVID-19 Virtual Layoffs and Digital Surveillance

COVID-19 lockdowns have left many employees feeling vulnerable and stressed, potentially amplifying existing bad behaviors, and taking a toll on their mental health, especially if they are laid off. As a result, AFIMAC has also been tasked with post-termination online surveillance.

Unruly employees could potentially present a threat by visiting their old workplace or a manager’s home in a moment of anger. These situations often show early warning signs via social media, and an increased security presence at a manager’s home has proven to be beneficial during these difficult times.

AFIMAC has successfully addressed clients’ surveillance needs to find out where an ex-employee might be going, what threats they pose to others, and how they are processing their termination. Our social media investigations can act as an early warning system to successfully identify former employees that might be troubled and address problems before they arise.

Contact AFIMAC to Learn More About Full-Service Layoff Protection

AFIMAC has over 30 years of experience, helping clients navigate the challenges of mass layoffs. During these difficult times, AFIMAC can provide full-service protective services to ensure the safety of all stakeholders. Don’t put your employees at risk during mass COVID-19 layoffs, contact us directly and fill out the form below to learn more.

Updated January 16th, 2024: Layoffs, plant closure, and high-risk employee terminations remain especially difficult in a post-pandemic world. The reaction of workers to hearing the news that they have been let go can be incredibly unpredictable. Plan for such events and have both plans and security resources in place to manage such risks. Connect with us directly to learn more about your options. Our services are available to employers across North America, for organizations both big and small. Contact us now.

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