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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.
Can I just check how long you have worked for your employer? and is 3 months your contractual notice period?
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Many thanks for your patience, I am pleased to be able to continue assisting with your query now. There is nothing stopping you from trying to negotiate your proposal but there is nothing obliging the employer to accept it either. The reason is that you are bound to honour your notice period as per contract. If you wanted to bring that forward and shorten it, then you are asking for a variation to your contract. The employer is not required to accept it, or even consider it. If they do consider it, they can introduce additional conditions, such as shortening it even more than you had initially proposed. They can say it is a ‘take it or leave it’ case, where you will only approve the shortening of the notice period if they shorten it to the date they want. If you are unhappy with it, then you can reject it of course, but it would mean you are then required to honour your full notice period instead.
So in summary, you can indeed try and negotiate with them but you cannot force them to agree to what you are proposing now.
You are most welcome. If you have any further questions about this, please do not hesitate to get back to me and I will be happy to help. All the best