I am managing a technical team and a woman in QA has gotten engaged to one of my male developers.
The CEO phoned to ask me to terminate the woman working in QA (providing two months of salary required for legal termination. As this termination is considered as Arbitrary Termination and illegal in our law) because her fiancée is a hard-working professional developer. I do not agree that she has done anything meriting her being fired, and we have no written policy against getting engaged/marrying other employees within the company.
I feel strongly enough about this that I am willing to leave my job for the sake of justice and to take the right action.
How can I get the CEO to change his mind about this decision?
I have told him clearly that I am totally against micromanagement. And it is my responsibility to manage my team, and nobody is allowed to even contact any member of my team directly (I know I was super tough), but this made him retreating and withdraw his request :) ... Who knows...he might be looking for a replacement for me now, but I feel that I did what my conscience and ethics have ordered me to do :D