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Does the employee have a notice period? If so, please can you tell me what it is?
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Many thanks for your patience. It is entirely possible for notice to be given verbally and for it to be legally binding. A resignation can therefore be verbal and be accepted by the employer who in turn relies on it to plan ahead. One point of consideration is if the contract had specifically stated that resignation must be given in writing – then the employee may try and argue that they had not given valid resignation as per contract, although you can counter-argue that you had waived the requirement to resign in writing by accepting their resignation regardless of how it was given, so overall it would be difficult for the employee to try and get their job back in the circumstances.
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