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ENDING AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

CONTRACT TERMINATION IN MELBOURNE

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Employment Termination

ending an employment contract

ENDING AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

1    Ascertain if the employer is prepared to defend any wrongful dismissal proceedings;

2    Ascertain the cost of recruitment and training a replacement employee;

3    Begin a termination interview and inform the employee a serious issue exists and ask if they want a witness present;

4    Outline and explain the reasons for termination and produce any policies they have breached;

6    Refer to any previous counselling and warnings, when these took place, and of any diary notes such as commitments they have given to improve their performance;

7    Confirm in writing that the employment contract will end and the reason for termination, and ask them to sign the document and give them a copy. If they refuse, the witness should acknowledge that the termination took place, and

8    Keep notes of the interview in case the employee disputes the termination.

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