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Termination for Cause

This customizable Termination Letter Template can be used in cases of termination of employment due to unacceptable behavior.

Hi [employee name],

We regret to inform you we’re terminating your employment with immediate effect. This decision has been made after all the appropriate steps of the company’s disciplinary process were taken. This decision was necessary because you [Reason for Termination.]

Failing to abide by our [Employment terms and/or company policies] is a risk to our business and to your colleagues, and so we have an obligation to take appropriate action.

Upon termination, all benefits associated with your position will no longer be valid. Please return [state all property that must be returned: company car, computer etc.] until [date] to the HR office.

Please keep in mind that you have signed a non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreement. If you have any information about our customers, employees or other stakeholders stored on paper or on your personal devices, you must delete it immediately.

You are entitled to your salary and [benefits, etc.] up until the termination date.

This decision is final. We suggest you read our disciplinary action policy carefully. If you would like copies, you can still ask the HR department for up to [XX] working days after your last day of employment. The company has a right to refuse a reference if asked.


Disclaimer: This Termination Letter Template is a guideline only. It doesn’t take into account all relevant local, state or federal laws and does not constitute a legal document. Neither the author nor will assume any legal liability that may arise from the use of this letter. We always recommend checking in with qualified counsel before sending.

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