HR Glossary / Termination Letter

A termination letter is a formal notice given by an employer to inform an employee they have been terminated from employment.

How to Write a Termination Letter?

A termination letter should minimally include the following information:

  • The employee’s name and work position;
  • The reasons for the employee dismissal;
  • The actions taken prior to termination such as warnings and disciplinary actions;
  • The date of the employee’s last day of work;
  • Information about compensation and benefits;
  • Contact information for the person in charge.

A termination letter should always be written in a professional manner. Casual or informal language should be avoided. Information must be concise, exempt from unnecessary details, and accurate.

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