How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask taratill Your Own Question

taratill
taratill, Solicitor
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 6305
Experience:  15 years experience of advising on employment law matters
32019188
Type Your Employment Law Question Here...
taratill is online now

As previously mentioned, l have been on a fixed term contract

Customer Question

As previously mentioned, l have been on a fixed term contract from 16 July 14 and on the 12th June 15, l was verbally given four weeks' notice and told that my contract was to be terminated and that l only needed to be in the office for just two weeks, the other two weeks would be paid, so my last day in the office will be 25th June 15. Also l was told that the termination package would be in receipt of a bonus and paid for any outstanding annual leave and pay up to 11th July, of which all would be paid on 30th June instead of remaining pay given in July.  However, we still haven't received our termination letters as yet, as the team are to leave next week Thursday, so l chased up HR to find out what was going on and he said that the termination letters have been written but have to be checked (l have no idea by whom). So l tried to get a more definitive answer), as to a specific day, but that didn't happen.
Therefore, by law when a verbal notice is given, how quickly should HR hand over the termination letter, after giving a verbal notice? Is there any other information, or rights that l should be aware of regarding this situation? Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  taratill replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today.
What was the end date of the original fixed term contract and did it contain a break clause allowing them to give notice early?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

My contract was renewed on 31 December 2014 and the official end date was 26 June 15. The contract stated that four weeks' notice of termination was to be given by either party. So 26 May 15 came and went and our team heard nothing despite repeated requests to our line manager. Then on 15th June15, my team were notified verbally.

Expert:  taratill replied 1 year ago.
Does the contract itself state how notices must be given?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Clause 14.2: Following successful completion of your probationary period (clause 3.1- one month), the company may terminate your employment by giving you one month's written notice.

Expert:  taratill replied 1 year ago.
In that case your employer must give the one month's notice in writing. If they purport to tell you that the notice was given correctly verbally that is incorrect. Notice should start from the date that the letter is written.
Hope that helps.
If you have any further questions please do ask. If I have answered your question I would be grateful if you would take the time to rate my answer. Thank you and all the best.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Can you please tell me which Act/clause will support this information and l quote from you "...If your employer purports to tell you that notice was given correctly verbally that is incorrect. Notice should start from the date that the letter is written.. "

I ask this as they might try to come up with an excuse tto get out of that and state firmly that the dateof the letter (15th June) stills stands.

Thanks

Expert:  taratill replied 1 year ago.
Hi there is no Act or clause this is simple contract law. The contract states that the notice will be written. Therefore if it is not written they are in breach of contract. The letter should not be backdated.

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great! Maggie
< Previous | Next >
  • Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great! Maggie
  • A quick response, a succinct and helpful answer in simple English. I believe I can now confront the counter party with confidence -- worth the 30 bucks! Rick
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ben Jones

    Ben Jones

    UK Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    10055
    Qualified Employment Solicitor - Please start your question with 'For Ben Jones'
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BE/benjones/2015-12-1_0437_ennew.64x64.jpg Ben Jones's Avatar

    Ben Jones

    UK Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    10055
    Qualified Employment Solicitor - Please start your question with 'For Ben Jones'
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KA/Kasare/kasare.64x64.jpg Kasare's Avatar

    Kasare

    Solicitor

    Satisfied Customers:

    41
    Solicitor, 10 yrs plus experience in civil litigation, employment and family law
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/OS/osh/2015-7-7_19268_gettyimagesb.64x64.jpg Joshua's Avatar

    Joshua

    Laywer

    Satisfied Customers:

    49
    LL.B (Hons), Higher Prof. Dip. Law & Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/taratill/2010-03-09_111600_phpsik04M_c2AM.jpg taratill's Avatar

    taratill

    Solicitor

    Satisfied Customers:

    661
    15 years experience of advising on employment law matters
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/LI/li/2014-12-19_134845_lexughes.64x64.jpg Alice H's Avatar

    Alice H

    Solicitor Advocate

    Satisfied Customers:

    99
    Partner in national law firm with 20+ years legal experience
  • /img/opt/shirt.png tdlawyer's Avatar

    tdlawyer

    Laywer

    Satisfied Customers:

    53
    Lawyer with 9 years experience in employment related issues.
 
 
 

Related Employment Law Questions