How to write a termination letter. Letting someone go is a difficult job, and it’s key to ensure employees don’t feel cheated or degraded. If your evaluation or disciplinary processes work well, the employee should have had some warning that a termination may be coming. Make sure to arrange a brief meeting with the employee to let them know.
As you write a letter of dismissal, you’ll also want to get legal approval, from your in-house team or otherwise, that the termination letter has been executed in an aboveboard manner. You want the employee to leave, but you don’t want any backlash that might harm your company or its reputation as a positive place to work.