Sample Termination Letter
Laying Off Employees

Sample Termination Letter

A sample termination letter for laying off an employee is provided below to demonstrate just how easy it is to write this type of business letter.

One of the biggest mistakes most leaders make when writing a business letter of any kind is not keeping it short and to the point. You only include information that is important to the topic you are writing about.

In this case you are writing a letter eliminating someone's position. This means that we should be stating that in the very first sentence, and at the most in the second.

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Sample Termination Letter for Laying off Employees


(Dear Mr/Ms Name)

It is with great disappointment I must inform you that we are going to eliminate several positions due to our need to realign our company with the needs of our customers. Because of that we are discontinuing the production of the gidgit effective sixty (60) days from today.

Although we will make ever effort to relocate qualified employees into other positions within our company, there will be those that we are not able to place.

We will hold several meetings over the next sixty days to provide as much information as possible for those affected. At these meetings we will provide a local representative from Job Services and information on any benefits that you may be entitled to.

As we move through this very painful process please know that we care about each individual very much. We certainly appreciate your dedicated service to our Company.


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Good Luck and May God Bless You!

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