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    Does "terminate" mean "fire"?

    I read the following from a reference letter issued by an employer:

    This is certify that Mr.xx was in our employment as an Engineer from 20 August 2011 and was terminated on 20 August 2013.

    Does "terminate" mean "fire"/dismiss in the above context?

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    Re: Does "terminate" mean "fire"?

    It's poor English. I assume it means that his contract terminated on that date. We cannot tell whether he was on a fixed-term contract or whether he resigned, was dismissed, or was killed.

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    Re: Does "terminate" mean "fire"?

    Having done a few legal translations against my better judgment, I'd have to say 'terminate' in this context is certainly indicative of the employment being ended by the employer.

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