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Are any other members of staff going to be affected as a result of this?
OK thank you, ***** ***** it with me. I am in court for the rest of today so will prepare my advice in a while and get back to you at the earliest opportunity. There is no need to wait here as you will receive an email when I have responded. Thank you.
No problem at all and thank you for letting me know. I will get back to you at the earliest opportunity.
Many thanks for your patience. As both employees have less than 2 years’ service they will not be protected against unfair dismissal. Therefore you would not be required to show that there was a fair reason for their termination or follow a fair procedure. Unless their contracts required you to carry out any specific termination procedure, such as holding meetings with them, you can simply terminate their employment by issuing them notice of termination in writing.
You can use the following template to terminate their employment (the detail in square brackets is just for your information, please replace or remove):
Termination of employment
I am writing to terminate the contract of employment dated [DATE] between [PARTY 1] and [PARTY 2] (the Agreement).
Clause [NUMBER] of the Agreement allows us to terminate the Agreement by issuing you with 1 week’s written notice. Therefore, the Agreement will terminate on [DATE]. As you are working under a zero hours arrangement and not guaranteed any hours at any time, including your notice period, you may not necessarily be asked to work during that time. [You can of course tell them that they will be needed during that period so try and specify if you can]
Thank you for your time and efforts whilst working with [Company name].
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