Letting an employee go is one of the hardest things a manager or HR representative has to do. Maybe the company is downsizing, or maybe the employee's performance has not been up to par. In any event, it is critical that any termination be handled with sensitivity, compassion, and professionalism to avoid future unpleasant repercussions.
There are many reasons why an employer may want to terminate an employee, but the three main reasons are poor performance, misconduct and redundancy. An employee termination letter is the opportunity to explain the reasons for the termination and give other details about the termination. This letter will help protect the employer if any legal issues arise in the future. If an employee wants to fight a termination, it can cost the company thousands of dollars, so it is important to have a written record to show that all the legal issues were covered.
When terminating any contract, it is important for the consumer to follow certain steps to reduce any damages the other party may want to bring against them. A well planned contract termination letter is the best way to cancel a business contract, agreement or service and is courteous to the other party. It’s like a request letter in that the consumer is requesting a termination.