Long ago we signed away our rights to contest being fired or laid off.
You can thank people like the Millennial I fired for sleeping on the job. Or the other one I fired for (repeatedly) feeling like he didn't need to show up for his shift. Why should an employer have to waste time and money going through some bullshit appeals process for dead weight like these two clowns?
You are assuming these people won't get better jobs. Every time I was fired / let go in tech, I always found a better gig. In this industry especially, such an event is likely to be a blessing in disguise for the worker. By knocking them out of their comfort zone they may very possibly end up in a situation they otherwise never would have.
Spinning rust had a great run . . . but we're already well into the era of storage on chips. A lot of these folks will upgrade their skill sets by making a move, even if it's not their choice to do so.
When you fly out of Israel's Ben Gurion Airport (at least when I did 10 years ago), you first have to stop at a Godfather-style tollbooth about a mile from the terminal. There, about four soldiers with automatic surround your car while a fifth sticks a mirror on a big pole underneath, looking for bombs. I think they looked inside the trunk too. Once you get to the main terminal, before you can enter the doors, you're stopped by another armed soldier who asks you what you're doing there, where you are headed, etc. All the while, they're looking at you to see if you appear suspicious in any way. Once inside, you go through more traditional security, except you have to open your bags and show them everything you have. They're specifically interested in asking you about anything you bought in Israel, who you got it from, where, etc. All the while, the security folks are comparing notes. If there's something wacky or suspicious about you or your story, then that triggers additional "interrogations."
Since the Lod massacre in 1972, Israel has not suffered another terrorist attack against their airports or planes because they decided to take real precautions to prevent them. The rest of the world (for now) chooses not to follow their model.
Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools. -- Henry David Thoreau