I received the letter last week and challenged it on the next working day when I'd checked my existing contract.
If the employer wanted to introduce a new notice period to your job then they should have done that at the time of offering you the position or shortly thereafter and given you the opportunity to consider this when making a decision on whether to accept the job. It could be that this term made the job unsuitable for you to do and you would not have taken it up had you known this term applied to you. So they cannot just rely on ‘error’ to introduce this now and the key is that you make it clear you are not happy with this term and that you do not accept it. If you were then to leave this job you can give just 4 weeks’ notice and then it would be for the employer to take the matter further if they believe it should have been 8 weeks. However, a court is unlikely to agree with them if you can show that this was introduced retrospectively and that you refused to accept it at the time you were made aware of it.
I hope this clarifies your position? If you could please quickly let me know that would be great, as it is important for us to keep track of customer satisfaction. Thank you
Thanks so much for your answer. I thought they were in the wrong but wanted to check. That really helps me know where I stand. Cheers.
you are welcome, all the best