Sacking an employee just to say “we are neutral”? That’s the most stupid explanation I’ve read in a long time.
Why do you think that?
It’s very common and happens all the time. These companies don’t want to spend any extra money defending their stance by keeping such people employed. It’s the best way to just remove yourself from someone’s personal situation they’ve gotten themselves into. It’s the best way to cut ties so you can move on from the situation without involving yourself further.
Which one was it this time?