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Employer's Letter of Termination Due to COVID-19/Coronavirus

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Employer's Letter of Termination Due to COVID-19/Coronavirus

The Employer's Letter of Termination is a letter that can be used by an employer to terminate an employee's employment due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. The employer is the party that retains the services of an employee as outlined in an Employment Contract. The employee is the person employed to render specific services to an employer.

During the global pandemic, some businesses were forced to shut down their businesses due to lock down and travel restrictions. Even presently, some businesses are struggling with the terrible effects of the pandemic as they struggle to pay salaries and keep their businesses running. Therefore, in such cases, termination of employment might be the only option since the business can barely survive. Another option would be to issue a Furlough Letter if the employer wants the employee to stop work temporarily without pay and resume at a later date.For this reason, an employer should use this document if they are unable to retain the services of their employee due to the pandemic.

The general position of the law is that an employer can terminate a contract of employment at any time and without stating reasons for doing so, provided the appropriate notice is given to the employee.

How to use this document

This document can be used by any employer who as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, has lost their businesses and/or can not afford to retain their employees.

In this document, the form filler is required to provide the names and addresses of the employer and employee, how the pandemic has affected the employer's business, the notice period, and the compensation the employee is entitled to (if any).

After completing this document, the employer should sign at least two copies of this document and send one signed copy either in letter form or email to the employee. The employer should keep the other copy for record purposes.

If the employer is a company or any other organization other than a company, an authorized representative (a person who is authorized to send letters of this nature, for example, the human resources officer, director, etc.) should sign the letter on behalf of the organization.

Applicable laws

The following laws apply to this document:

  • The Labour Act, 2004 which regulates employment in Nigeria;
  • The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended);
  • The Employee Compensation Act, etc.

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