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Is a termination letter always required?

The decision to terminate employment has a significant impact on the employee and the company.

Any notice of termination of employment, either by employer or employee, must be in writing. The party initiating the termination of employment should provide an official letter to clearly communicate their decision.

The letter should include key information such as:

  • Date of termination of employment.
  • Last day of employment.
  • Duration of notice period.

If you did not receive a termination letter, you should request a copy from your employer.

It is good practice to get the termination letter signed or acknowledged. This helps to prevent misunderstandings or disputes.

Last Updated: 24 May 2017