- State the purpose of your letter.
- Give reasons for the termination for cause.
- Ask them to surrender company property and details of their pay.
[State, ZIP Code]
[State, ZIP Code]
[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
This letter confirms that your employment with XYZ Company shall be terminated for cause, effective immediately.
We have come to this decision after a thorough review of the facts surrounding allegations against you for sexual harassment. We established that indeed, you did harass one of your fellow colleagues sexually, and this is a gross violation of the company's policy.
Kindly return any company property in your possession. Your final paycheck will be up to 12th December 2015.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Termination letter for cause.
Further things to consider when writing termination letters to employees
Termination letters are letters you write to officially end a service that had been offered to you. In most cases, termination letters are issued by employers to employees to terminate their services. This could be due to employees' poor performance or serious misconduct. Before writing a termination letter, the employer holds a meeting with the employee to discuss reasons for his/her termination. The termination letter is then drafted summarizing what was discussed at the meeting. It explains why you want to terminate the employee and outlines other details about the termination.
When writing termination letters, you need to be formal and direct to the point. Provide only the necessary information, such as the reason for termination, date of termination, etc. Be brief - the employee already knows he/she is being terminated, so you do not have to write a long essay. Give information about the employee's final paycheck. Give details of how and when the employee should give back company property. Outline any agreements outlined in the employee's contract regarding the termination. If you have provided benefits like retirement savings or health insurance, mention how these will be handled. Sign the letter and include any necessary attachments.
Letters to Employees
Letters to employees are letters written to individuals who work for an organization or for another person. If you are an employer or manage a group of employees, the chances are that you will have to write to the employees at some point. It could be an introduction letter to introduce a new product or service to salespersons, a rejection letter to turn down an employee's request for a promotion, or a thank-you letter to thank an employee for his/her hard work. You could also write a termination letter to fire an employee for his/her poor performance. Whatever the reason for your writing, the letter must be formal and professional.
All letters to employees must be addressed with the proper names of the recipients. But if your message is intended for all employees in general, you can address your letter as "To all employees". State the purpose of the letter. Convey your message briefly but clearly, highlighting all the important details. If the issue that you are writing about requires further explanation, make sure to offer your explanation in a way that the recipient can easily understand. Wrap it up with a positive note or a call to action.