e-Sign with Lawpath

Termination Letter (Serious Misconduct)

A Termination Letter (Serious Misconduct) allows you to formally notify and record the termination of your employee due to serious misconduct.


4.3 (8 reviews)


Under 3 minutes


Suitable for Australia

Get 1st document free

Document Overview

This Termination Letter explains that you are terminating an employee on the basis of serious misconduct. The termination of any employee should always be set in writing. A written record can help protect a business if any questions or legal issues arise regarding the termination. Generally, an employee should receive a warning letter and opportunity to improve before they are terminated.

It is recommended that you seek legal advice before terminating an employee to understand its legal aspects and whether the employee would have sufficient grounds to make a claim for unfair dismissal. 

Use this Termination Letter (Serious Misconduct) if:

  • You would like to terminate the employment of an employee for serious misconduct;
  • You would like to concisely explain to the employee why he/she has been dismissed;
  • You want to follow all the proper processes in terminating the employee; and
  • You would like to have a record of the termination in the event of any legal action.

What does the Termination Letter (Serious Misconduct) cover?

  • Documents the employee’s misconduct;
  • Informs the recipient that the employment contract is terminated; and
  • Sets out the relevant termination payments.

Other names for Termination Letter (Serious Misconduct) include:

  • Letter of Termination;
  • Termination of Employment Letter;
  • Letter of Termination of Employment;
  • Employment Termination Letter;
  • Misconduct Termination Letter; and
  • Letter of Termination Due to Misconduct.

Other documents you may need:

Further information

It's never been so easy


Sign-up to a free Lawpath account

Get started and we’ll take care of you. It’s that easy.


Collaborate with e-Sign and Sharing

Having access to your legal documents has never been easier. You can request e-signature, share the document and download for an efficient collaboration.

Create unlimited legal documents and eSignatures for only $39/month.

Upgrade to a Lawpath legal plan to boost your new business.

View plans & pricing

Here's what people say about Lawpath’s Termination Letter (Serious Misconduct)

Reviews are managed by BazaarVoice and comply with the BazaarVoice Authenticity Policy. Reviews are independently verified by BazaarVoice and detail our customers' real experiences.

Looking for more documents?

Browse all legal documents