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written termination

Discussion in 'Termination: Firing & Resignation' started by Hector Gutierrez, Apr 28, 2021.

  1. Hector Gutierrez

    Hector Gutierrez Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Does a company have to give you a written notice of termination?
     
  2. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    No, there is no such requirement in Arizona.
     
  3. PayrollHRGuy

    PayrollHRGuy Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.
     
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    No. Any reason you thought the answer might be otherwise?
     
  5. PayrollHRGuy

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    You would be amazed. There are many people that think such things must be in writing. And certain state agencies and even more non-state agencies (think rental assistance programs) regularly fan the fire of that incorrect belief.

    I can't count how many times I've had terminated employees tell me that so and so told them I was required to provide a written document that I had terminated them. My answer was always I will when I receive the UI claim notice from the state and I will be giving it to the state.
     
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    There is a very small handful of states where, upon the employee's WRITTEN request and usually within a very short time window, the employer is required to provide a "service letter" which provides, among other things, the dates of employment and the reason for the termination. Arizona is not one of those states. Neither is mine; neither is PayrollDude's, and if zddoodah is in the state I have always believed him to be in, it is only required there in very limited circumstances for public utility employees only (or at least that was the case when I last was managing employees in that state). I am aware of it only because at a former employer, we had a plant in one of the states where such letters are required for most employees (assuming the written request is made within the appropriate window), and where a large percentage of our employee population were foreign nationals from a country where services letters had a great deal more import than they do here.
     
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