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Chrm Message From: suma_S Total Posts: 25 Join Date: 22/05/2006
Rank: Executive Post Date: 27/07/2006 05:26:06 Points: 125 Location: INDIA


    This is Hr-Executive of a company, there is small clarification,should a company give 2 months notice period or Salary to employee, when is fired from the company,

and do let me know should we take any other letter than resignation letter from the employee. when he is paid  for the notice period.


Thanks in advance





Chrm Message From: barkhajain Total Posts: 40 Join Date: 22/05/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 27/07/2006 06:51:17 Points: 200 Location: INDIA
HI Suma,

Normally a company asks the employee to provide one month notice period before he depart from the company. If he is not providing one month notice, then the company has the full authority to cut one month salary, if this has been already stated in the Appointment Letter.

A candidate has to submit the Resignation Letter and perform all the duties like completing of defined commitments, handing over of all the company documents, providing the full information of the work and any other related information.

Resignation Letter has to be submitted in all the consequences.

Barkha Jain
Chrm Message From: paladin Total Posts: 31 Join Date: 22/05/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 27/07/2006 09:25:23 Points: 155 Location: INDIA

If employee is "fired" (assuming for cause) versus released as a reduction in force (due to economic conditions), in my estimation you would want the person to vacate the grounds as soon as possible, if not immediately,  so as not to cause any disruption or sabotage.

I would pay at least half the amount provided for employees caught in a downsizing, usually based on time in service.  Ex.: 0-2 years: 2 weeks pay; 3-7 years: 4 weeks pay; 8-14 years: 2 months pay; 14 + years: one-half (1/2) week for every year of service.

In addition, I would ask for the return of all company property (keys, credit cards, work in progress, etc.), and have the employee sign a pre-prepared  letter documenting the fact that (s)he will not file any civil suit against the company for unlawful discharge. (US only ?)

Finally, to insure a safe departure, I would prsonally, or delegate another to,  escort the employee fromn the grounds.