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Termination of employment (long term sick) letter template

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Our Termination of Employment (Long-Term Sick) Letter template communicates the termination due to extended sickness, maintaining professionalism and clarity in the process.

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What is a Termination of employment (long term sick) letter?

This letter template serves the purpose of communicating the termination of employment due to prolonged illness or incapacity. It outlines the decision, relevant dates, and provides essential information about entitlements and next steps. The letter aims to ensure clarity, compliance with legal requirements, and a respectful conclusion to the employment relationship in cases of extended sickness absence.

This action should only be taken once all other options have been explored, medical information has been sought (via Occupational Health and/or the employees GP), and medical assessments support this outcome.

Termination of employment (long term sick) letter template
termination of employment (long term sick) letter template

Termination of employment (long term sick) [Delete this line]


[Company name]

[Sender address]

 

[date]

[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]

 

Dear [Recipient first name],

 

Termination of Employment

I refer to our meeting at your home on [date].

I was very sorry to hear that your condition has not improved and that it is unlikely that you will be able to resume working.

As we discussed, there is little we can do to assist your return to work and our medical adviser has reported that you are not likely to be well enough to return to to your current job for some time, if at all. We have tried to find some alternative suitable work for you but unfortunately there is nothing we can offer you because [explain reasons].

I regret that I have no alternative other than to give you notice to terminate your employment with the Company with effect from [date].

You are entitled to full pay for the period of your notice plus accrued holiday pay. I shall arrange for these sums to be paid to you, and for your P45 to be sent to you as soon as possible.

if your health does improve in the future to enable you to resume working, I would be pleased to discuss re-employing you.

Yours [faithfully | sincerely],

 

 

[Sender name]

[Sender job title]

[Sender telephone]
[Sender email]

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The Termination of employment (long term sick) letter template is issued to an employee
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Timing

Only once all other options have been explored, medical information has been sought (via Occupational Health and/or the employees GP), and medical assessments support this outcome.

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