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Terminations by Peter R. Garber

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Some organizations’ policies dictate not to send a termination letter that states the reason(s) why an employee was terminated, believing that it will be upsetting to the employee, and that it serves no practical purpose at this point in the process. Such a letter may cause certain legal problems later on concerning the actual reason for termination or aggravate an already upset former employee if there are already security concerns. The employee has already been informed that he or she has been fired; there really isn’t any need to send the terminated employee a letter that repeats the same information. In other organizations, the only notification received is a termination benefits letter that just provides the date of termination ...

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