Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. Please can you explain your reluctance to give notice?
I am afraid of being left with a gap in salary if the agency job falls through
Ok so you are on full pay at the moment?
Yes I think I am entitled to 3 months on full sick pay at the moment it has only been 2 weeks I have been off
The agency job is supposed to be starting 3rd Nov but had nothing in writing yet
Ok well so long as the minute you start your new job you resign with immediate effect you cannot be in any trouble for doing this.
This way you will not be being paid twice or committing an act of fraud in any way.
Ok but I have to give a months notice and they will pay me for this, so in effect I would be paid twice, once from the local authority and from the agency, is this fraud?
Yes but you can say you resign with immediate effect, if you do this and do not work your notice you will not be entiteld to be paid for it so will not be paid twice.
This sort of thing happens all the time.
Hope this clears things up for you.
Ok thank you that has put my mind at rest.
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