We are in a bit of an odd situation. Long story short, I have terminated an employee on my team, but the termination is not effective until the end of the month (3/30). The employee has some strong relationships with some of our key customers. He has been instructed to not say anything (about him leaving the company) to anyone.
What does the MT community recommend I communicate to our customers and when? I do not want to say, "John will no longer be with ACME as of 3/30 b/c he left to pursue other opportunities..." b/c that is not true. We could just stop at, "John will no longer be with ACME as of 3/30," however, our customers are likely to ask questions.
I'd appreciate any feedback or suggestions the group has and I can provide more information, if needed.