My part-time employee does good work, but I want to scale-back my small craft business because I realize I just prefer to work alone. We also work with art supplies (very safe to work with when wearing a respirator mask) which she's recently expressed a sensitivity to. I've explained that if she feels unsafe I don't feel comfortable having her do the work, but she insists she's fine. I know she needs the income, but I'm not OK having her work for me if her health and safety are at risk. This, on top of not needing her help anymore, I feel its necessary to let her go ... It's also a bit tricky since she's become somewhat of a friend. She's also very sensitive/emotional and cries anytime there's conflict. Regardless, I know things need to change. What is the legal way to go about doing this? She's not bound by contract. She's working another part-time job elsewhere. Should I offer her severance? Thanks for any advice!