A layoff can be said to be a temporary suspension of an employee or permanent termination. Jobs are reduced at a certain organization or company. There can be multiple reasons behind the layoff in businesses such as downsizing, lack of work, business shut down, mergers, and restructuring. Layoff exclusively means the suspension of employment and interruption in the business due to any of the reasons which can be permanent or temporary. It risks the legal penalties if not processed through proper channel completing the entire legal criterion. Layoffs can be political too if made on unequal biases.
Performance is not a factor to layoff the employees but the company keeps a log of the employee’s performance and keeps in view while making layoffs. In most cases, layoffs have nothing to do with the employee’s personal performance but sometimes layoffs can be made on the basis of poor performance when the performance faults are already warned a few times. If the company has warned the employee about the termination if not improved the performance, then the layoff can find a reason for poor performance.
A layoff letter due to performance is written by the employer to the employees to be laid off. The letter can be written on behalf of the company or organization as the company is treated as a separate entity in the corporate world. Mention the date of termination, type of layoff, designation, previous details on the performance, and outplacement according to the company’s policies.
Re. Layoff due to Poor Performance
The purpose of penning the letter to you is to inform you that you have been laid off from Chersek Ole Group of Companies due to poor performance. Your employment comes to an end in the month of July and is effective from 31st July 20XX. The decision has been taken by the CEO and Managing Director of the company and is irreversible.
Your employment was laid off from the company due to the poor performance reasons. On 16 May, the Assistant Manager and Quality Assurance Officer had a meeting with you in which they told you that your performance at Chersek Ole Group of Companies was not up to the standard of the work demanded and the productivity needed at the office. In the wake of poor performance and lack of required proactivity, the performance coach warned you to mend your performance with the required working quality and skills within 50 days from 18th May 20XX.
Your performance log and profile were scrutinized on 15th July and it was found that no performance was improved and it has led the company to decide to terminate you from your employment permanently as you have been failed to improve and achieve the targeted performance.
You are advised to meet the HR Manager of the company for further and any further queries related to your signature on the no-solicitation agreement and other policies regarding layoff. You are advised to return the company property you possess which includes a Suzuki Star number TF-3423, official files and other documents, and an Apple MacBook air 13. Till 31st July 20XX. We have arranged a meeting for you with the Finance Manager of the company to complete all processes related to your next salary slip, layoff payment, and other financial matters.
We wish you good luck for your future and are open to any kind of queries for which you can write to [email protected]
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Re. Layoff due to No Improvement in Performance
I am Shark Gibb, the Senior Manager, from Nelson Group of Textiles. The purpose of writing this piece of note to you is to inform you that you have been terminated from the company due to poor performance at work. The working performance report of May-July indicates that there is an obvious huge lack of interest in the work at your end. Your layoff will be effective from 29th July 20XX.
Mr. Shark, who is a performance coach, has informed the department of Quality Assurance that you were warned by the Manager and Performance coach while big loopholes were found in the presentation and other tasks assigned by the company. Further, you were seen highly unprofessional and disinterested in the project handed over to you. They have informed the company that you were given a 90 days’ target to set your interests to the work and show the credibility in your working quality and productivity. It is said with the great disappointment that it did not affect you anyway and you did not set yourself according to the desires and demands of the work required in the company.
As you have been failed to show the rise in your working quality and put the company’s confidence into a pitfall. As you know that the company is well-known and famed in good name and its projects are always considered as very well-crafted by the competent and brilliant heads of employees. The company cannot afford anon-serious attitude when it comes to the quality of working.
On these grounds, you have been laid off from the company and the company wants you to return the company assets and meet Mr. Negol in the Human Resource Department for the consultation regarding your finance and salary slip. You will be contacted by the company soon to share a sitting with Melson Sharks, the Managing Director of the company. We wish you the best of luck for your professional career.
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