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I do not believe so. Certainly not financial. The team is reasonably large and so there will need to be be a re-arrangement of resources to address on-going projects.
Hi, sorry I was offline when you replied earlier on. If there is a written contract in place and it contains a specific clause detailing the notice period an employee is supposed to give if they wanted to leave their employment, they will be contractually bound by it. Therefore, if the employee fails to honour this notice period then they will be acting in breach of contract. The employer then has the option of suing the employee to seek compensation for damages resulting from their breach. However, in reality such claims are very rarely made. This is mainly due to the costs and time involved, also the relatively small damages that can be recovered. So whilst there is no way of predicting whether the employer will take this any further or not, chances are that they will not. A more likely outcome is that the employer refuses to provide a reference in the future or if they do, it could mention that the employee had breached their contract.
It is therefore best to try and negotiate a mutually acceptable notice period that would suit both parties. However, if that is not possible and there is a pressing need to leave early, that is still a possibility, subject to the risks identified above. However, if no financial losses have been suffered by the employer by you leaving earlier than required by contract, it is unlikely they can do anything because any breach of contract claim they could make will only entitle them to recoup such losses and of none have been suffered, then no realistic claim exists.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
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hi yes I am
Hi, do you need any further advice in relation to this?