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.

Employee Termination Checklist

Once an organization has decided to terminate an employee, there are several factors to consider. HR Insider has developed an Employee Termination Checklist to help you understand how employers should navigate termination.

Termination Notice Duties of Employees – Know the Laws of Your Province

The duty to provide termination notice runs both ways We […]

Termination Policy

Employers have a basic right to terminate an employee, but […]

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Employer Wins $112,000 In Damages After Employee Resigned And Took A Client To A Competitor

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Severance Agreement Template

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Termination Protection For Remote Workers

Proposed changes in Ontario would make remote workers eligible for the same ‘enhanced’ [...]

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