We are a consulting firm and have a remote employee in Virginia who is leaving, and we are looking for advice on how to approach the termination process, as well as anything we should be aware of. We are looking for bid proposals.
You need to EMBRACE and learn to LOVE the ease with which you can end contracts on Upwork.
These ARE NOT EMPLOYEES.
As clients, we hire FREELANCERS.
On Upwork, you can end a contract at any time. With the click of a button.
You can fire a freelancer FOR ANY REASON. Or for no reason at all.
Every freelancer you hire on Upwork IS SUPPOSED TO BE "terminated." Even the very best of them. The very, very best freelancers don't want to be employed by you permanently. They want to work and earn some money and then they expect contracts to end.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
re: "We are a consulting firm and have a remote employee in Virginia who is leaving, and we are looking for advice on how to approach the termination process, as well as anything we should be aware of."
Of course, if you are asking about terminating the contract with someone who is NOT an Upwork freelancer, then the Upwork Community Forum is definitely the wrong place to go for advice.
If you are in need of advice about non-Upwork employment in Virginia, then you should hire a consultant or attorney specializing in local employment law.
This absolutely sounds like someone looking for free legal advise to terminate an employee, not a freelancer.
Never take legal advise from a forum, hire someone for it, either a freelancer or a local lawyer or HR person.
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