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Navigating Employee Terminations and Offboarding with Horizons

Hire and pay talents
with Horizons in
180+ countries

Key Takeaways

1. Communication and compliance: Maintaining open communication with Horizons and adhering to legal requirements is crucial in the termination process.

2. Consider local laws: Each country has unique employment laws. Understanding and respecting these variations in termination procedures is essential.

3. The importance of fairness: Ensuring a fair and respectful process for all parties involved is a legal necessity and a moral obligation.

4. Utilize Horizons Expertise: Leverage our expertise in navigating complex employment laws and cultural nuances in different regions.

At Horizons, we understand the sensitivity and complexity surrounding employee terminations. Our goal is to guide our clients through these situations with a balance of care, compliance, and protection of their interests, while ensuring fair treatment of employees.

This article aims to shed light on the termination process and introduce additional services that Horizons offers.

Comprehensive support from Horizons

In the event of an employee termination, Horizons is committed to providing comprehensive support.

We guide you through the process, ensuring absolute compliance with relevant regulations. Our team is equipped to handle the intricacies of different legal frameworks, ensuring that the termination process is handled professionally and empathetically.

Understanding Key Termination Scenarios

In navigating the complexities of employee termination, three primary scenarios often require intervention: resignation, mutual termination, and dismissal. Each situation carries its own procedures and considerations, demanding a nuanced approach to ensure compliance and fairness.

01. Resignation: A voluntary act where an employee decides to end their employment, typically involving notice periods and handover of responsibilities.

02. Mutual Termination: An agreement between employer and employee to terminate the employment contract, often used to resolve situations unsuited to unilateral termination amicably.

03. Dismissal: An employer-initiated termination, usually due to performance issues, misconduct, or redundancy, requiring adherence to legal standards to avoid wrongful termination claims.

Key aspects of the termination process

01. Minimum 5 Days’ Notice Request: To facilitate a smooth termination process, we request a minimum of 5 days’ notice before the intended end date. This period allows us to review the case thoroughly and prepare all necessary documentation.

02. Imperative Communication with Horizons: Before taking any action concerning an employee, it is imperative that you inform Horizons. Failing to do so can lead to claims of unfair dismissal. Please refrain from mentioning termination intentions or restricting an employee’s access to company systems without our guidance.

03. Consideration of Mutual Agreement Option: Unilateral dismissal within the Employer of Record (EoR) framework can be complex in certain regions. We advise considering the mutual agreement option, even if the initial intent is unilateral. This approach can help navigate legal complexities associated with termination.

Additional services offered by Horizons

01. Recruitment Services: We offer comprehensive recruitment services to streamline your hiring process and ensure you find the right talent for your team.

02. Global Hiring Possibilities: Horizons opens doors to hiring in different regions, providing the flexibility to expand your workforce globally.

03. More Opportunities: Discover additional services and solutions tailored to your evolving business needs. Our team is ready to discuss how we can enhance your experience with Horizons.

In conclusion, terminating an employee, especially in a global context, requires careful consideration of legal, cultural, and ethical factors. Horizons is dedicated to supporting you through every step of this process, ensuring compliance, fairness, and the protection of both your interests and those of your employees. We appreciate your attention to these critical matters and remain committed to providing you with the best support in all aspects of HR management.

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