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My statement of employment says the following about notice:

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My statement of employment says the following about notice: "The amount of notice of termination of your employment is one week for each year of continuous service and the amount you are required to give is one month." Is that legal? I thought the amount
of notice I have to give can never be higher then the amount my employer must give!?
Hello, my name is***** am a solicitor on this site and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. It is not correct that the amount of notice you have to give can never be higher than the amount your employer must give. For example, many employers may request their employees to give 3 months whilst the employer is only required to give a week's notice for every year of employment up to a maximum of 12 weeks. So in this example the notice periods would only become equal after 12 years of employment. It does happen and it is not illegal. There is nothing in law which states the employee cannot be expected to give more notice than the employer.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So does that mean, that I have to give one month notice, even in the probationary period?
if that is what the contract says, which it does, then yes
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