Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. Are you asking if the employer was obliged to pay her notice that she did not work?
Is she relying on the employer to relocate her at the end of the employment given that she is working abroad?
Is the employer likely to suffer any financial loss if she does leave early?
Ok but does she think they would, i.e. are they likely to lose contracts business if she is not in place to do the work?
Ok well the situation is that if she does not work her full notice she will not be entitled to be paid for any period she does not work. She can also expect that her employer will not pay any relocation fees. Technically the employer can sue her for damages in breach of contract if they suffer a financial loss as a result of her breaching her contract. This is quite unusual but can happen. She should have a sense of whether the employer will suffer a loss or not. Obvioulsy it may also impact on her reference as the employer can truthfully say she left in breach of contract.
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I have set this out above.
well there is not much you can do about this. If a new employer wants her to start early and this is making her leave early then they are not likely to be too concerned about it.
I can see that but I do not know what further I can add. She can leave early and there is a potential claim. Her employer can give a factually correct reference which can refer to her leaving before the end of the notice period.
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