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Termination of an
employee should usually be taken as a last resort and not something so easy.
However, if it remains to be the only option, then it should be conducted in
professional and compassionate manner. Ensure that you do all the legal consultations
to avoid going against the law as this may call for a legal suit. Explain to
the employee well on the reason for the termination and try to encourage him/her
on other options in life which can be taken. Try not to terminate the employee
just after s/he is from a holiday or leave. Hold the meeting in a quiet place
free from interruptions. Give the employee time to pack and leave. If possible,
include an outplacement counselor. Of greater importance, thank the employee
for his/her work in the firm and show how you regret terminating him/her. Never
be too emotional even if there is need to show compassion. Have the termination
letter signed in advance to avoid delaying the employee in such a meeting.
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.