below is a sample termination letter for use when firing a bad employee.
This letter is general and like all general sample termination letters
that you'll find on the 'Net, you are risking a wrongful termination
suit unless you have a good understanding of employee termination
To minimize your risk of a wrongful termination suit, please check
with an attorney before using this letter or any sample termination
letter for that matter.
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Sample Termination Letter For Firing Bad Employee
Mr. Thomas A Lasker
c/o Blank Company Inc.
76554 South Main St.
Anywhere, AnyState 99999
Dear Mr. T. A. Lasker,
Your employment with Blank Company Inc. is now over. The recent
events and problems related to your work performance occurred when
bookkeeping noticed miscalculations on your paperwork and money missing
from the companies account. This has happened in the past, and no
matter the repeat warnings, you cannot explain why the miscalculations
happened, or why the money is missing. Therefore, we believe that
you are not performing your job duties to our standard.
Blank Company Inc. would like to offer the following offer, which
will help you in finding new employment elsewhere and reflects the
years of service in which you have provided to us:
1) Blank Company Inc. will continue to pay you 100% of your salary
for the next three months. If you secure employment elsewhere within
that three month period, Blank Company Inc. will pay you a lump sum
equal to 35% of the wages in which you would have accrued for the
balance of the period.
2) All vacation hours and sick days will be paid in full within
the next three months.
3) All benefits, including your health care, and dental care will
be continued for six months, unless earned by a future employee during
4) An outside employment counselor has been contacted for you. She
will help you find future employment.
This offer is conditional on you accepting the following conditions:
1) All confidential information you received during your employment must remain
2) You must report any new employment to Blank Company Inc. within
3 days of gaining such employment for the next 3 months. Also, you
must report any changes in benefits within this new employment for
3) A signed copy of this letter must be returned to Blank Company
Inc. no later then 5 days after the date above.
I would like to arrange a time in which to meet you and allow you
to collect your personal belongings out of the office. To do this,
I need you to return all keys, paperwork, and company property that
may still be in your possession.
Please call me at (555) 555-3433 ext. 1000 if you have any questions
about this agreement.
Head of Human Resources
Blank Company Inc.
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