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Ask Shama: Should I endorse a colleague on LinkedIn who was fired?

Dear Shama,

I was recently chided by a friend for leaving a past colleague a recommendation on LinkedIn. My friend felt that since my ex colleague was fired, it wasn’t smart of me to recommend them. I wrote the review from my perspective of that individual, but I am wondering if my friend is correct? Upon thinking about this situation, I realized I don’t really know when it is and isn’t …