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Don’t just say, “You’re Fired!” Use Letter of Termination Templates

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No one wants to get fired by phone - be professional, and use a termination letter.

When it’s time to let an employee go, how do you give him the news? A quiet conference? A Good-Bye luncheon? A pink-slip on his desk? You’re better off providing him with a clear letter outlining the reason for his dismissal.

Dismissal for Cause

Terminating someone for cause: When you’re firing someone because he is chronically under-performing in his position, make sure that you’ve documented his performance issues before you let him go. Issue written warnings, and have him sign the warning each time. Let him know how many warnings he will receive before he is fired.

Layoff Notices

A nice farewell letter, explaining that his position will no longer be funded by the company, is a better way to communicate with an employee when you’re forced to let him go due to budgeting issues.

Whatever the situation, don’t forget to document, document, document!

For sample warnings, and a letter of termination for cause and layoff notices, read Employee Termination Forms.

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Mar 24, 2011