Terminating the employment relationship: the relationship can come to an end when the employer: Acts in such a manner that the employment relationship becomes untenable. Conduct incompatible with duties or prejudicial to the employer"s business. Willful disobedience in a matter of substance. Each step in the progression carries a more serious penalty, until dismissal is reached. Habitual neglect of duty: persistent failure to perform employment duties. Sunday, november 26, 2017: examples: chronic absenteeism and lateness. It is important to note that what might seem to be a good reason for terminating an employee is not necessarily just cause. Reasonable notice periods: notice is a period of time to enable the soon-to-be terminated employee to nd alternative employment, the primary factors to be considered for notice are: Availability of similar employment: character of employment: Whether the employee was at a high-status position in the organization.