Templates for termination letters, checklists, exit interviews and termination releases are available online at websites such as OfficeDepot.com and BizFilings.com. Sites such as RocketLawyer.com allow users to customize these templates by state and provide legal advice and virtual consultations.
Termination letters notify the employee of his termination, which may be due to general layoffs or personal reasons, such as excessive absences. Termination checklists can ensure the manager follows all guidelines regarding termination and prevent the terminated employee from retaliating. The termination letter should comply with any applicable state laws to prevent a lawsuit arising from the termination and should state the effective date of termination, the reason, any benefits and money due, and continuance of health insurance if applicable.