Remember that scene in the movie "Jerry Maguire", where Jerry's protégé Bob Sugar takes him out to lunch and - SPOILER ALERT - fires him? "In a crowded restaurant. So I won't make a scene..." Jerry responds. On paper, this may seem like a good way to conduct an employee termination. After all, terminating an employee can be a tense, emotional situation that an already volatile employee may escalate quickly with an unruly outbursts. It may seem logical that conducting the termination in a public place, and with no warning, may seem like a good recipe for mitigating such a reaction.