The HR Dictionary

Letter of Termination

A letter of termination, also known as a termination letter, is a written communication from an employer to an employee informing them that their employment is being terminated. A letter of termination can be issued for a variety of reasons, such as poor job performance, violation of company policies, or a reduction in workforce. A letter of termination should be clear and concise in communicating the reason for the termination. It is important for employers to follow proper legal procedures when terminating an employee to avoid any potential legal issues.

In addition to serving as a formal notice of termination, a letter of termination can also serve as a record of the employer's decision to terminate the employee in case of any future disputes or legal proceedings.