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Hi, I'm Lea
How long was the original contract for? Do you have a copy of it? If yes, please attach using the paperclip.
Okay, I will await that.
bear with me whilst I review it
What date did you provide notice?
Did you put your notice in writing? Or is that the reference to 24th June?
Yes, that is the issue, that you were not able to give notice until May, which would have allowed you to leave on 31st July. If you gave notice according to what they state, i.e. on 24th June, it is not effective until 31st August.
I am sorry this is likely not to be the news that you wanted, but it is accurate according to the law of contract. Your contract states that written notice must be given after the first four months.
You could try to negotiate with them, perhaps by offering to split the difference for the last month - but they are entitled to insist on the notice period which both parties signed and agreed to.
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I hope it works out well for you.