Every company must deal with the termination of an employee at some point. As an employer, you must be aware of your obligations and the employee’s rights. Following proper termination procedures will help facilitate the process.
In the case of an involuntary termination, provide the employee with notice of the termination in writing. The basic rule is that employers can terminate the employment relationship as long as they are willing to provide the necessary written notice (determined by length of employment), pay in lieu of notice, statutory termination pay, or severance pay applicable to their province or territory. It is advisable to obtain legal advice with respect to any company-initiated termination.
The document below is a sample template of a termination agreement.
Download the the sample Termination agreement
Note: The information above provides a summary only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive discussion of termination pursuant to applicable law and should not be taken as legal advice. Readers should review the full text of the Employment Standards Act for your area and seek legal advice for more detail.
Involuntary termination: Sample checklist
Voluntary termination: Sample checklist