Implementing a dismissal: Is a termination meeting required?Is face-to-face meeting necessary to fire an employee?By Colin Gibson03/02/2016|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 07/06/2016 Question: Can an employee be terminated through communication other than in person, particularly if the employee works remotely and the employer doesn’t want her on the premises? Answer: In most situations, it is good practice to meet with an employee in person to communicate the message that her employment is being terminated. If the employee is a member of a trade union bargaining unit, the collective agreement may require that the employee be informed of the dismissal in person in the presence of a union representative. Otherwise, there will likely be no legal or contractual requirement that a termination decision be communicated in person, but it is nevertheless advisable for an employer to ensure that this occurs. Dismissing an employee by email, or through a letter couriered to the employee’s home, may be perceived by the employee as being callous or insensitive, and can give rise unnecessarily to a claim or complaint. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.