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I am 3 months into a 6 month probationaery period at work and

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I am 3 months into a 6 month probationaery period at work and have just handed in my notice. My contract states I need to give four weeks but have asked if I can lkeave earlier do to family grievences but they have stated I need to stick to the temrs of the contract. Can they make me do this?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  cityguru replied 4 years ago.
Hi thanks for your question. It is a little unusual to have 4 weeks in a short probationary period but in theory if that is what the contract says then that is what you should give. However in practice there is little an employer can do if you just leave. It may effect any reference they give you but they are not going to sue for breach of contract if you do leave. If you are paid monthly they may try and withhold your pay but they are legally obliged to pay you for the time you work.
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 4 years ago.
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