Get Form

A LegalZoom Employee Separation Checklist gives you:

  • Essential Documentation

    Outline requirements and set expectations for employees prior to their termination.

  • Do's & Don'ts

    Learn best practices regarding employee terminations.

  • Detailed Instructions

    Learn how to understand the separation checklist instructions.

Unlimited Access



Unlimited access to our entire library

Get Started

Unlimited Access + Attorney Support

Starting at


Business Advantage Pro Attorney Plan

Get Started

Your subscription benefits will continue at the price and term selected at checkout until canceled.
Cancel at any time with no further obligation either online or by calling (877) 818-8787.

Already a subscriber?

Login to your account

Learn more about Employee Separation Checklist

Employees are some of the most prized resources that a company has, and they can contribute substantially to the success of a business. Unfortunately, employment relationships don't last forever. Employees can leave an organization for any number of reasons. Some may elect to return to school, find a new job in a different city, while others may cite poor work performance or downturns in the market as the reason for their termination or layoff. Regardless of the reason, when the time comes for an employer-employee relationship to end, a separation checklist will be useful for any employer. An employee separation checklist is a reminder of tasks that must be completed before the ties between the parties are permanently severed. It must provide specific details about these requirements and set a clear course of action for human resources and other staff managing the departure. Though terminating an employee or requesting the return of property from an exiting employee can be uncomfortable, it's a task that must be completed. A LegalZoom Employee Separation Checklist can help you minimize confusion, misunderstanding, and error and reiterate both your company's expectations and its legal requirements.

Have questions? We have answers.

Common questions

Do I need a special software to download or view legal forms online?
You will need Microsoft Word (97 or higher) to download and use the legal documents, and Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the form instructions. You can download Acrobat Reader for free here.
Can I use the forms more than once?
You can use the form as many times as you want for personal use or, if you are an attorney, for your clients. You may not transfer the form to any other third party for their use. For more information on LegalZoom policies, see our Terms and Conditions.
When can I download my form?
You can download your form(s) immediately after your purchase has been processed. You will be taken to a page that includes a link to your form with additional download instructions. You can access the legal forms online for up to 30 days when accessed through "My Account." To do so, go to the "My Account" link at the top of LegalZoom page.
What if I need help?
Our legal forms are created by experienced attorneys who review and update them regularly, and are all backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you would like to enlist an independent attorney to help you, you can subscribe to one of our legal plans for $9.99/month and receive valuable legal advice, plus an array of other benefits. Whether you need help with an independent contractor agreement for your business or a promissory note, professional legal advice is available to you. To take advantage of one of our legal plans, click here.

A specialist is here to help

(888) 381-8758

We're available Mon-Fri 5am-7pm PT
and Weekends 7am-4pm PT

American FlagOur agents are based in the United States.