Dear John Smith,

we regret that we are forced to dismiss you with immediate effect. Despite numerous written warnings you arrived at work yesterday once again under the influence of alcohol.

Under these circumstances we cannot continue to employ you. Your work with machinery constitutes a potential danger both to your own health and to that of your fellow employees, as a result of which we are not prepared to allow you to work the customary notice period.

The works council agreed yesterday to your immediate dismissal. Your P45 will be sent to you by post.


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