Q & A: Termination Policy

I was wondering if you could give me an example of a good termination policy. I’ve read policies before that state they reserve the right to terminate your employment for no reason. Would you consider this professional and/or acceptable for a salon policy and procedure manual?



Hi Emily,


I feel termination has to be a part of any salon/policy manual. I think “any” reason is acceptable; I would not use the term “no” reason.


I have included a clause on discipline policies, problem resolutions, violation of company policy, and finally termination. You need to be clear on your state’s policies on termination. In California we have strict laws that would require disciplinary action to be taken and documented before you can terminate an employee.


Here is our termination clause:


“The employee of Rob|b Salon may choose to terminate employment at any time.  Employees choosing to terminate their employment with Rob|b Salon are required to return all company property to management before leaving the premises on their final day of employment. Upon receipt of all company-owned property, the employee will receive their final paycheck.


“Rob|b Salon may terminate employment at any time for any reason. Termination will be done in accordance with all state guidelines. 


“If an employee is terminated for a severe violation of policy they will be escorted from the premises immediately. Any personal property, plus their final paycheck, will be given to the employee upon receipt of all company-owned property.”




Nadine Galli


Rob|b Salon


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