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Hi, I'm Lea and I have reviewed your query.
Does your son's contract state 2 months notice?
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Is he paid monthly?
As he is paid monthly, it would follow that the reference to 'two months' notice in his contract would mean two calendar months as opposed to eight weeks. Normally contracts that require notice in weeks will state 'weeks' as opposed to 'months' in order to make things clear.
The only way for your son to challenge it is to negotiate a shorter notice period. I can't see that it helps them to keep him on if he really wants to leave.
Does that assist?
No, I think by changing the second part of it to weeks, they were making that distinct from the two months notice required before reaching 8 years of service.
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