Yahoo denies claims Marissa Mayer 'accidentally fired' employees

Yahoo denies claims Marissa Mayer 'accidentally fired' employees

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has reportedly fired a number of employees by accident, according to the New York Post (NYP).

A spokesperson for the company has declared the story false, calling the allegations a rumour and adding that there is “zero truth to it.” However, the publication reports that inside sources told NYP journalist James Covert that due to an administrative mix-up, staff who were never meant to be shortlisted for dismissal were informed that they had been fired.

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