A letter of dismissal is used when an employee of a business is being fired. It is a formal notice that after the specified date, the employee will no longer be employed at the business in question. Usually, a letter of dismissal will include the reasons for termination.
Tips for writing a letter of dismissal
- Be polite: this employee is losing their job – a little humility goes a long way
- Be precise: try and explain the specific thing they are being dismissed for
- Be concise: don’t make the letter longer than it has to be
Sample letter of dismissal
John J. Henderson
4814 Weekley Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
We are deeply saddened to inform you that your term of employment at Barone Sanitation has come to an immediate end. Due to your violation of our employee code of conduct Section 3. a), we have no choice but to end your employment with us.
You have until the end of July 15th, 2009 to clean out your office and vacate the premises. If you do not comply, your belongings will be packed up for you and you will be escorted off the premises by our security team.
We thank you for your service to Barone Sanitation and we wish it didn’t have to end this way.
Barone Sanitation Management