i’ve been in HR for many years and in the roles that I have and you do as well, sometimes information comes to you that is confidential and although it’s very very difficult, you have no obligation to tell anyone anything, your obligation is actually to your employer, and if you think it through the way I did how would it help if you tell someone they’re going to be let go?
what would be different?
it might escalate the situation and it becomes ugly and you could lose your job for leaking the confidential information. unfortunately, we all know things we’d rather not but at the end of the day, the fact that you have a conscience is great, but the fact that you are accountable to your employer has to come first
good luck and I empathize.