Terminations involve the process of ending an employee’s association with the organization, either voluntarily or involuntarily. This encompasses a range of actions, from resignations and retirements to layoffs and firings. HR is responsible for ensuring that terminations are handled legally, ethically, and professionally. This includes conducting exit interviews, processing final pay and benefits, and, in cases of involuntary termination, following established legal and ethical procedures. Handling terminations effectively is crucial for maintaining employee morale and protecting the organization from potential legal issues, making it a key aspect of HR’s role in managing the employment lifecycle.