Employer initiated termination is a risky and emotionally charged transaction. If you have identified the need to terminate one of your staff, so long as it is ‘without cause’, employers are within their rights to do this at almost any time.
Working with a professional advisor to help you carry out this process can mitigate your risk and ensure it is carried out in a respectful manner that sets your departed employee up for as much success as possible following.
HR Help offers Termination-as-a-Service to assist employers and business owners in this process. We can assist you with without cause terminations** by:
- Consultation beforehand and providing ongoing support you and your staff throughout the process. This includes coaching you on what to say and what not to say as well as the option for us to attend and carry out the meeting with you.
- Drafting the communication to present to your employee, a letter advising of the details outlining the transaction as well as a full and final release if they are offered a severance;
- Assistance to determine what amount of notice and amounts must be paid and when;
- Liaising with the terminated employee during the time between the termination meeting and collecting their signed release and company assets back; and
- Working together to develop a communication plan to your remaining employees.
There are many, many factors to consider for your business, your departed employee, and your remaining employees when a business decision of this magnitude is carried out and you don’t have to go at it alone. Contact us today to learn more about our packages and service offerings to support you with an employer initiated without cause termination.
**I am not a lawyer, and I am not at all qualified to provide you with legal advice. However, what I can do, is use my years of experience and prior consultation with lawyers on similar without cause termination transactions to help you formulate a solution and create documentation that is right for you and your business. It is always in your best interest to seek appropriate legal counsel on matters such as employment termination.