Guide

When workers leave your employment

Introduction

An employee might leave your employment for a number of reasons.

They may resign or retire, or you may dismiss them because of redundancy or their poor performance. Sadly it could even be that they die while in your employment.

For each of these reasons you need to consider a number of issues, including the need to follow a proper dismissal procedure, giving notice periods, writing references and calculating final pay.

Every business has a slightly different way of dealing with workers leaving. Some matters are legal requirements, while others are simply a question of good practice.

This guide explains how to prepare for ending a person's employment and how to make the process as smooth as possible.