When it says an employee is to be "terminated" if he does X, that means "killed", not "fired", right?
No question are stupid here! Anyways, and yes, you are correct. Usually when some is fired that means there Employment is terminated.
Correct, that was probably originally intended as darkly ambiguous irony in its first usages, but now it is just a well established bit of Foundation jargon.
Also, usually if someone's fired, it's their employment that is terminated, not the person. But dialogue/metonymy can vary re: what exactly is terminated so…
idiomatic phrasing eyyyyyy