In any workplace, it is imperative to keep the working environment free from people that can harm it. One of those people is someone who does not listen to you.
As an employee, if one doesn’t do something their job description mandates, or does not respect the employer enough to listen, they have not grasps what it means to be your employee, and you should get rid of them before they pass this behavior on to others.
Even if the person was very disrespectful, your termination letter should still have a professional tone.
Writing a termination letter is never easy, but it is necessary to write in some situations. Being the voice of fairness and focusing on what matters, is what is required to write one.
Insubordination Termination Letter Example
June 20, 2018
Mr. Edward Blake
Dear Mr. Blake:
It has come to my knowledge that you have violated a direct and simple order and chose to act on your own accord and in the process, we suffered massive losses. This type of behavior is entirely not accepted. I have received ample proof of the incident to be able to say that you have undoubtedly been out of line and disrespectful.
Not only did you refuse to do what you have been paid to do, but you also were a bad example for the rest of your colleagues, which may have irreversibly damaged the work environment here. It has been noticed that you tried to involve other members of your department and encouraged not listening to your superiors and handling the matters with autonomous, un-consulted decisions and bluntly refusing to keep with our official rules, including break rules, smoking, etc.
This letter is to inform you that you have been terminated and, you have been removed from the company database. Please come by as soon as possible to collect your things. As per your contract with us, you will receive full payment of the month, and your health insurance shall stay active until the 1st of July.