This article explains how to initiate termination or resignation for an Deel EOR Employee, commonly known as "offboarding". Clients may initiate either a termination or resignation on the platform; employees can submit resignations on the platform.
If you are looking for information on terminating an independent contractor, please read our article on how to terminate a contract.
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About The Offboarding Process
Offboarding employees, whether by resignation or termination, is a complex legal process. Different jurisdictions have different requirements with respect to employee offboarding. Deel will always comply with local requirements when completing an offboarding request.
For more information about local offboarding requirements please log in to Deel to see our Terminations Landscape Guide.
Under the terms of Master Services Agreement (MSA) Deel requires 30 days notice when initiating a termination. In some cases, such as termination during the probation period, Deel may process your termination request in less than 30 days.
As the employer of record, Deel’s will carefully review all the facts and circumstances. In certain situations Deel may advise you of the need to adjust your request including your desired termination date in order to comply with local legal requirements to ensure a lawful termination.
Due to local compliance and privacy laws, Deel will take the lead on all communication with the employee about their offboarding. Please do not notify the employee of your intention to terminate their employment agreement.
A local HR expert will guide you through the process and act as your primary point of contact. In the event of complex terminations, the process will be managed by Deel’s Legal Group and your Customer Success Manager.
Initiating an Offboarding Request
✅ Step 1 – Select the employee you want to terminate
Select the (1) People tab on your home page and then (2) click on the employee's name to open the summary page.
✅ Step 2 - Request to End Contract
Select the Contract Details tab and locate the Contract End section.
Click Request to End Contract.
✅ Step 3 - Share details of your termination request
When you initiate your request, Deel will ask you to provide the following information regarding the termination:
- the reason
- whether you have informed the employee
- any relevant or supporting documentation
- a desired offboarding date
- confirmation of used leaves
- desired severance and other entitlements
You must provide all details relevant to the offboarding request. Please log in to Deel to see our Termination Landscape Guide for information about local laws and regulations for termination.
Please share any relevant documentation including evidence of alleged wrongdoing, performance management plans and reviews, attendance information, and all other documentation necessary to support your request.
For some countries, there's an additional step wherein you will be asked to provide additional information for your termination request. The questions in that step are specific to each country and answers must be provided in order to submit the request.
Deel will contact you if additional information is required.
Please note that due to local laws and requirements it may be necessary to adjust your desired contract end date.
✅ Step 4 - Submit request
Click Submit to confirm your request. Deel has received your request! Deel will review the details of your request and contact you shortly to begin the termination process.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager and we'll be happy to assist.
✅ Step 5 - Track the status of your request
Once submitted, you can track the progress of your request from the Activity Tracker located on the Deel homepage.