Do employer have to provide termination paperwork to an employee?

The employee was terminated but wasn’t informed because he was on suspension.

Asked on January 20, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

There is no legal requirement that an employee, even one on suspension, be provided with formal notice of their termination. The fact is that most work relationships are "at will" which means that a company can discharge a worker for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. Accordingly, unless this action violated the terms of a union agreement or employment contract, you have no claim.

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