How can I terminate an employee?

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Terminations are very sensitive and the appropriate steps should always be followed to avoid penalties and co-employment risk. 

What to do before terminating an employee

It is important that you do not discuss the termination with the employee before the Remote team has had a chance to advise on the next steps. When you do get the go-ahead to communicate your intention to the employee, it's important to do so verbally. To initiate this process with Remote, you will need to first submit a termination request on the platform. This will give us more information and allow us to offer additional guidance to you before communicating your intention to the employee.

See also: How to submit a termination request

The termination process

The process and timelines can be different depending on the local labor laws in the employee's country of residence. Some other factors involved in the termination process include the probation period, notice period, and outstanding time off which counts towards the employee's final payout. Each termination is unique, as it depends on the country, employment history, and the specific context. Therefore, we cannot provide a specific turn-around time for terminations.

See also: Notice Period for Terminations per Country

When we receive a termination request, there may be additional information and documents required depending on the employee's country of residence. Our team will reach out if we need additional information. Once we have all the information, we will begin the process of terminating this employee.

We will reach out to the employee directly to issue a termination letter. After the termination letter has been signed, we will process the employee's final salary and payslip, terminate their benefits, and process the Company's final invoice for this employee. You will be notified once the process is complete.



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