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1. Yes it can, you may be asked to enter a settlement agreement in order for the employer to agree to this so they are sure you will not then bring a claim for failure to properly consult.
2. Yes but if your employer found out they would not have to pay you redundancy pa.
3. I think I have answered this above. As HMRC would be aware and you would be on emergency tax you would not be breaking any laws in that regard.
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Thank you for your prompt and helpful reply. I am thinking, on reflection, that if my new employer took up references during the notice period, as they would be sure to, my old employer would find out and redundancy payment would no longer be due.
I expect that any request for a reference would state that the new company is planning to employ me from x date, and the whole situation could become tangled. I may therefore just do the honourable thing and resign! Incidentally, those on maternity leave are typically owed payment for bank holidays accrued during their absence. If I gave notice and said I wished my last day to be eg 2 Jan, would I be paid for the bank holidays between the date of resignation and my final day (eg: Christmas, New Year)? Many thanks for your assistance.
Unless your contract says otherwise you should be paid for those dates otherwise you can claim it amounts to a breach of contract/ unlawful deduction from wages.
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