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I joined a company in November 2013 and the contract I signed states to provide 2 months notice period.
However, I was provided with a NEW updated contract in January 2015 which states I must provide 3 months notice period, which I have not signed.
I wish to provide notice to my employer this week -- is either the 2013 contract still valid, or am I able to provide 1 weeks notice and leave, and not be in breach of contract?
Finally one other thing to keep in mind: the company I work with (let's say company A) was liquidated and now is company B, trading as company A. Does that have any impact? I have not signed any contract with Company B.
The second renewal contract was left on my desk, and it has not been chased since. I did not bring it up with my employer, simply choosing not to sign it.
The terms included a pay raise (which has been in effect), and the termination time period change.
Additionally, I am paid via Umbrella tax relief scheme, which also provides 1 week termination notice clause in the online contract. Now I'm a little confused as to which contract is actually in effect for me.
Also, to directly answer your question(!) -- I did not directly dispute the terms with my employer.
Thanks for that. It was rather confusing with the various contracts involved. I think what has been suggested that I take the high road and honour the implied 3 month notice period, but leave the door open for negotiations with my boss is the (legally speaking) safest.
My personal circumstance is that I am leaving to become self-employed, so the 3 month period, while not great, is also not a technical hindrance. Plus, should they respond by discharging me early, I can land on my feet and go temping instead.
I appreciate your time and thanks for looking at my question.