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Hello, I’m Ben. It’s my pleasure to assist you today. I may also ask for some preliminary information to help me determine the legal position.
How long have you worked there for?
Thank you very much for clarifying. How much notice did you have left when you approached them to retract it?
Thank you. Once you have resigned, there is no legal right to retract your resignation and the employer is entirely within their rights to deny that. The only time you would be able to potentially argue it is if you had resigned in the heat of the moment and it may not be apparent that you had actually intended to resign. In that case, the employer should give you a cooling off period of a day or two to confirm your intentions, but that does not appear to be the case here.
Therefore, even if you had requested to retract it, they would not have been under any legal obligation to accept that or even consider it. Also, the wrong advice by the manager does not amount to an unfair dismissal as you had already resigned and there was no dismissal by the employer – they just did not act on your request to retract the resignation, which as mentioned they are perfectly able to do.
I appreciate this may not be the answer you were hoping for but it is the legal position and all I can tell you is what the law says. I do hope that it at least explains where you stand and I will be happy to clarify anything for you in relation to it. For now, thank you for using our service.
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