Just one sec...
Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

Handing in Notice

Announcements Posted on
Take our short survey, £100 of Amazon vouchers to be won! 23-09-2016
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'm handing in my notice at work today giving them a week's notice. They introduced new contracts at the beginning of the year to everyone and asked them to give a month's notice. They didn't give one to me because they knew I would be leaving soon. The directgov website says that I am only required to give a week's notice - they won't be able to withhold any pay from me will they?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Any hours you've worked you would be paid for. They wouldn't have a leg to stand on it court for not paying you.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tragic)
    Any hours you've worked you would be paid for. They wouldn't have a leg to stand on it court for not paying you.
    Thanks Tragic, do you know much about holiday pay? I've built up a few days holiday in the last three months and would very much like to receive that pay as well.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    If your contract states 1 week's notice then that is what you have to give.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by hothedgehog)
    If your contract states 1 week's notice then that is what you have to give.
    I don't have a contract, but I'm the only one - everyone else's says a month. However I looked over the directgov website and it said that the statutory minimum is only a week - I'm within my legal rights to give just a week aren't I?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by stewe)
    I don't have a contract, but I'm the only one - everyone else's says a month. However I looked over the directgov website and it said that the statutory minimum is only a week - I'm within my legal rights to give just a week aren't I?
    I think it would depend - just because you don't have a written contract doesn't mean you don't have a contract at all. Verbal agreements can also be contractually obliging (e.g. if they told you you would have to give a month's notice when you started).

    See:

    http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/...employment.htm
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    We never agreed on a month's notice and they've never told me how much notice I actually have to give. A month is just what everyone else is required to give by their contract, but before they introduced the contract it was only a week.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by stewe)
    I don't have a contract, but I'm the only one - everyone else's says a month. However I looked over the directgov website and it said that the statutory minimum is only a week - I'm within my legal rights to give just a week aren't I?
    I have no idea. How do you not have a contract anyway? That sounds really off. I would just chat to your boss about it anyway if you're unsure.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by hothedgehog)
    I have no idea. How do you not have a contract anyway? That sounds really off. I would just chat to your boss about it anyway if you're unsure.
    Because I told them when I started that I wouldn't be staying for very long, so they didn't give me a contract. I have stayed longer than I anticipated though.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by stewe)
    I don't have a contract, but I'm the only one - everyone else's says a month. However I looked over the directgov website and it said that the statutory minimum is only a week - I'm within my legal rights to give just a week aren't I?
    You probably do have a contract, even if it isn't written. However, if they never said to you "you must give a month's notice before leaving" or something to that effect then the thing about the notice was, unless it was otherwise made patently obvious to you that that is how they always operate, not a term of your contract. If it wasn't, then the statutory limit of one week would apply.

    I'd imagine they didn't give you their standard written contract because you'd be serving notice not long after joining them, if that.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Handed it in yesterday, they didn't say anything! Yay!
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by stewe)
    Thanks Tragic, do you know much about holiday pay? I've built up a few days holiday in the last three months and would very much like to receive that pay as well.
    I know at mcdonalds when you leave they give you any holiday which you have a accrued. I bet other places do similar things.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: March 23, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Which would you rather be...?
Useful resources

Articles and guides:

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A-Z of careers Advice on choosing a careerCV writing helpCovering letter helpInterview tips

Featured recruiter profiles:

CGI logo

CGI is open for applications

"Offering a range of apprentice and sponsored degree positions."

Deutsche Bank logo

Deutsche Bank is recruiting

"Thrive in an international banking environment"

ICAEW logo

Merck

"Merck is a global leader in specialized pharma & chemicals – join us!"

Army logo

The Army is recruiting now

"With hundreds of roles available, there’s more than one way to be the best."

Bianca Miller, runner-up on The Apprentice

Handle your digital footprint

What would an employer find out about you on Google? Find out how to take control.

Quick links:

Unanswered career sector and employment threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22

Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.