Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How long is your notice period?
Do you know how long it may be before you are let go?
there will be 2 weeks until the closing date for the job advertisement and then the period of time that the successful candidate has to give notice to their employer, so 6 weeks probably.
Whilst the employer’s actions are morally wrong, legally they may not be that difficult to implement. The main issue here is your length of service – until you have at least 2 years’ continuous service with an employer you are not protected against unfair dismissal, which means you could be sacked or forced to resign for more or less any reason, with a few exceptions which do not appear to apply here.
So you may have not actually resigned, which I agree is the case here, but there is nothing stopping the employer from turning around and sacking you instead. They must still give you the required notice as per your contract but they can legally dismiss you at any time.
So for clarity you may want to write to the employer and formally place on record that you did not resign and have no intention of doing so just yet and were simply informing them that you are seeking new employment. However, you have provided no formal notice of resignation and as such this should not be treated as a resignation just yet. They could just accept that and allow you to work as long as you want, but as mentioned they could also give you 4 weeks’ notice of dismissal at any time and terminate your employment once that period has expired.
I will take your advice and notify them that I have not formally resigned. Thank you Ben.
you are most welcome
I would like to click the 'excellent service' face but for some reason, it's not accepting it. Also, there is no submit button.
it is a glitch, not to worry we can process it manually later, thank you