The starting point is that under normal circumstances you would be expected to serve your notice period when resigning, otherwise you may be acting in breach f contract. However, there are circumstances when this will not happen and you have a couple of options of going about it:
· You can claim that what has happened amounts to constructive dismissal, which makes the whole contract void, including any notice period requirements
· You could try and get signed off sick for the duration of the notice period which means that whilst you continue serving it you are not actually in work – you do not need to be physically in work during the notice period. So if you believe you could get signed off, such as for stress, then that is an option.
Whichever option you decide to use, you will be entitled to get paid for the holidays you are due as that is a legal right you have which the employer cannot avoid, so at least you know this will be safe.
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