A termination letter is a formal notice from an employer informing an employee that they have been fired. A letter of termination often includes information about the reason for dismissal, any benefits or severance compensation they may have received, the date of their last paycheck, and any relevant information about the termination. It is difficult to let someone leave, and it is critical to ensure that they do not feel tricked or degraded. If your assessment or disciplinary systems are effective, the employee should have received some notice that a termination was imminent. Before sending an official ‘termination of employment’ letter, be sure you arrange a brief meeting with the employee to inform them that they have been fired.