Firing – Sample Script

Last updated: July 9, 2021

Managers often struggle to find the right words to use when letting an employee go. This sample script illustrates how you might structure such a conversation, including:

  • Refer back to earlier performance discussions.
  • Acknowledge improvement that’s been made.
  • Give specific examples of what areas have not been met.
  • Give the employee a chance to digest the news and react.

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