Termination Letters: Part 1 – Introduction

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This article is an introduction to writing Termination Letters and what should be included.

When dismissing an employee, it is crucial that the employee receives a communique whether it be With Cause or Without Cause. This letter is generally provided during the termination meeting, however, in some instances the termination is done over teleconferencing or video conferencing, in which circumstances the letter is delivered via post mail or email.

A termination letter is a formal notice letting an employee know they are being dismissed from their employment with the company and outlines pertinent details to the termination, including any outstanding payments, benefit information, or other details to what happens afterwards such as:

    • Termination Rationale
    • Termination Date
    • Final Deposit
    • Severance Dollar Amount
    • Additional Information about Benefits, Payments, or Contractual Obligations
    • Terms and Conditions on the Severance Payment
    • Seeking Legal Advice

When it comes to the termination letter, it is important that the letter includes the termination rationale, which protects the company against any future legal matters.

Now that you have been introduced to Termination Letters, stay tuned for part 2 of this series when we discuss the first termination letter template for With Cause terminations.

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