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when letting an employee go by either resignation or firing,

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when letting an employee go by either resignation or firing, is a reason for termination or reason for asking for a resignation required by law.

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Does the employee have a contract that may require good cause for termination?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no contract exists


Hello again, Steve, and thank you for clarifying that.

Where there is no contract of employment, the employment at will doctrine typically applies and an employer can terminate an employee for any reason which is not prohibited by law, or no reason at all. So an employer is not normally required to provide a reason for termination although it is usually in the employer's best interests to do so in an attempt to avoid claims of unlawful discrimination or retaliation as well as unemployment claims where the employee is being terminated for good cause.

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