A friend and colleague of mine has had his contract terminated, no letter, just verbally told don't come in tomorrow! His contract runs until the end of May. The background is that there was an incident, where a student was injured, receiving a very minor superficial injury, not even a graze. My colleague states that this was a complete accident, however a Thai teacher who disliked him decided to stir things up. There was no formal investigation, no interview or disciplinary hearing, yet he's been sacked. What processes should the school go through, when disciplining and terminating the employment of a foreign teacher? Are they potentially opening themselves up to a severance pay claim?