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Hi there Nicole. How long have you been working for this company please?
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Many thanks for your patience. Without a written contract in place an employee is only required to give the employer a week’s notice on resignation. If they wanted to give a longer period they can do so but the employer is not obliged to accept that. If however they accept it and allow the employee to work for more than a week, they will be obliged to pay them for that time as well. The employer cannot accept the longer notice period, let the employees work that and them refuse to pay them just by arguing they do not have a contract in place. If they refuse to pay then this would likely amount to an unlawful deduction of wages which can be pursued further if needed.
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Thank you. Yes without a contract you are still entitled to the pay for the time worked there - a contract would have been implied in place regardless of whether there was anything in writing or not. Hold on to this proof in case it is needed as sometimes even evidence like this could come in handy
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