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Does she have a notice period in the contract of employment in the event of termination?
Yes. At this stage 1 week.
She was due to start today, we have deferred her coming until tomorrow as we only found out about the theft this weekend.
Ok well generally if you were to terminate such a contract you would need to issue the employee with notice of termination as per their contract. However, there are circumstances when you can terminate the contract immediately and without giving that notice period. For example, examples of gross misconduct, or other serious breaches of contract. If you had specifically asked her about her past and she lied then that is a serious breach and you can withdraw the contract without giving the required week’s notice that she would usually be entitled to.
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