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Thank you. If you wish to leave your employment then your employer is only obliged to accept the contractual notice period you are entitled to give. If you wanted to extend that and give them a longer period that can only happen if the employer agrees to it. So what you can do is approach the and ask if they are willing to accept a longer notice period and if they are – agree that with the and let the notice start to run. If they refuse to accept that proposal then nothing happens, meaning that you would simply continue to work for them until you give them the required notice period. They cannot just dismiss you – you have more than 2 years service so you are protected against unfair dismissal, meaning that they have to show a fair reason for dismissal and follow a fair procedure.
Therefore, when you write the letter do not say you are giving them notice but simply ask if they are willing to accept a longer notice period, so that if they say no, it leaves you in a position as if you had not given them any notice at all and the ball is in your court to decide when to give them the month’s notice you are actually required to give on resignation.
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