It is common – and in some circumstances a legal requirement of some industrial instruments – for an employer to provide an employee with a statement of service at termination of employment, regardless of the circumstances of termination.
The statement of service confirms that the employee was employed with the organisation and should include the following details:
· the employee’s position
· period of service, and
· summary of duties.
Importantly, the statement of service does not provide reasons for the employee ceasing employment with the company, and need not provide an opinion about the standard of the employee’s performance while employed at the company.
This document has been authored for Lexis Nexis and is authorised by Brooke Pendlebury, Principal, Pendlebury Workplace Law, Sydney; and Elise Margow, Principal, Legally Speaking.
This document is prepared with the assistance of Specialist Editor Justine Turnbull, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw Australia.