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Termination of Employment (General)

This Termination Letter (General) explains that you are terminating an employee based on poor performance.

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This Termination Letter explains that you are terminating an employee on the basis of poor performance. It is important that you follow the correct procedures when terminating an employee. Generally, an employee should receive a warning letter and opportunity to improve before they are terminated. It is recommended that an employer seek legal advice before terminating an employee as there are a number of legal options available to an disgruntled employee, including commencing proceedings against an employer for unlawful termination or unfair dismissal.

Use this Termination of Employment (General) if:

  • You would like to terminate an employee for poor performance;
  • You would like to concisely explain why he/she has been dismissed; and
  • You would like to have a record of the termination in the event of a lawsuit.

What does the Termination Letter (Poor Performance) cover?

  • Documents the employee’s performance management and formal warnings;
  • Informs the recipient that the employment contract is terminated;
  • Provides for a notice period or payment in lieu of notice; and
  • Sets out relevant termination payments.

Other names for Termination of Employment (General) include:

  • Termination of Employment Letter;
  • Notice of Termination for Poor Performance.

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