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Do you mean do you need to give the employee a reason for their termination?
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California is an “at-will” employment state. That means that a boss can fire you at any time for almost any reason or no reason at all. An employer does not have to provide them with a reason or a letter in writing. They can simply be advised that their services are no longer needed and they their employment is terminated. If you never accused him of stealing, there is nothing to worry about and you can simply terminate him.
He can allege what he wants but the truth is that absent a contract or some type of employment agreement, you can terminate him for any reason at all, as long as it is not in retaliation or in a discriminatory fashion. You do not have to provide him anything in writing. You can simply state that the company does not need his services any longer, can not afford to keep him on, is trying to cut cost, or nothing at all.
I do not see how. If you want to give him a reason, you can and keep is generic.
You can find a sample on the internet, if you really want to provide one in writing but as I shared, you do not have to
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You are an employee. Your boss is asking you to write this, so if anything, the employee would have a cause of action against the company, not you.
As I shared, there is no basis to 1) provide him anything in writing or 2) accuse him of the theft. You can simply terminate it and keep it simple and general. If you are worried about getting sued by him, for whatever reason, I am not sure why you would want to open the door by putting anything in writing and giving him something to base this off of. If you want to prevent him from getting unemployment, then you can proceed and advise him verbally that he is being filed for the theft. Again, no reason to put it in writing unless you want to and if so, proceed.
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The only thing you may want to considering adding, is specifically what was taken. This way, he knows and is not guessing. You are welcome. Please let me know if there is anything else, as I would be happy to respond. If not, please remember to rate my help at this time at the top of this page, prior to leaving, so I can receive the proper credit, for our time together. A 5 STAR rating is greatly appreciated Thank you.