A letter of discharge is a letter written when someone is released from an organization. Originally intended for military use, letters of discharge are becoming more common in the business world. They are different from letters of termination in that they are issued to people who are released for different reasons, and usually not issued to people who are terminated for employee misconduct.
Sample letter of discharge
Roberto A. Martinez
2778 Worthington Drive
Richardson, TX 75081
Dear Mr. Martinez,
You are receiving this letter to verify that, as per your request, you are being discharged from Salerno Cheese Inc.
Effective immediately, your term of employment at our Richardson, Texas plant has been terminated. Your last paycheck will be issued in two weeks, and your locker must be cleared out by the end of the day. You have until the end of the week to return your leased car and all other objects that are the property of Salerno Cheese. Before you leave tonight, you will be required to meet with a member of the human resources team to discuss your discharge and conduct an exit interview.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this letter, don’t be afraid to talk to your supervisor.