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Hi

 

Whenever I have worked for someone less than two years, I have always given the notice of one week. So if that day is a Monday (with no weekends), I worked my last day on the following Friday?

 

But someone assures me that if you hand in the notice of 1 week on a Monday, your last day is the following Monday?

 

If this is so, why haven't past employers mentioned this?

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Termination of work, period of notice, holiday pay etc. will all be in the contract between you and your employer.

Both are bound by this agreement.

Ask your union rep. first beforehand.

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45 minutes ago, Annie Bynnol said:

Termination of work, period of notice, holiday pay etc. will all be in the contract between you and your employer.

Both are bound by this agreement.

Ask your union rep. first beforehand.

That is if the O.P. has a union rep. I imagine the percentage of workers in the private sector belonging to a trade union will unfortunately  be quite low. 

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19 hours ago, Electerrific said:

Hi

 

Whenever I have worked for someone less than two years, I have always given the notice of one week. So if that day is a Monday (with no weekends), I worked my last day on the following Friday?

 

But someone assures me that if you hand in the notice of 1 week on a Monday, your last day is the following Monday?

 

If this is so, why haven't past employers mentioned this?

One week is seven days, not four. If I wanted to leave on a Friday (which was always the case) I put my notice in on the preceding Friday.

Edited by Jim Hardie

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Check your contract it will give you your notice period in there - on average it's usually around 4 weeks but that's not always the case so it's best to check

 

I recently had a case where my period was 3 months which I felt was a little unnecessary but I had signed the contract. You can always try and negotiate with your employer if you want to reduce or extend it for any reason - the least they can say is no just ensure any agreement is emailed/written. The company I worked for basically didn't want to know so I handed in my notice requesting a shorter period which kicked things off for negotiation and I managed to sort something out with them

 

If you leave early without notice/permission the company can pursue you for loss of earning and breach of contract since what you signed is legally binding - apparently it's very rare for a company to do this unless you have really screwed them over, are very high up or they really dislike what you've done but obviously this isn't recommended

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