What Is a Dismissal Letter?

A dismissal letter is a written notice sent by an employer to notify an employee of their dismissal.

How to Write a Dismissal Letter?

The dismissal letter must be neutral, clear and detailed. It must contain:

  • The employee’s full name and job title
  • Reasons for dismissal
  • Termination date
  • Support resources available to the employee

The dismissal letter must comply with effective legislation.

What Are the Grounds for Dismissal?

An employer may decide to dismiss an employee for economic, organizational or technical reasons, such as:

  • Financial difficulties
  • Company restructuring
  • Reorganization of tasks
  • Technological innovations

When to Use a Dismissal Letter?

Also known as a notice of termination, a dismissal letter is used when an employer terminates an employee’s employment contract.

Is a Dismissal Letter Mandatory?

In Quebec, employers are required to provide written notice of termination to dismissed employees.

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