How to give notice
If you are thinking of quitting your job then you should be aware that you cannot just walk out free and clear on the day you decide. In almost every job it will be required that you work out your notice, to give the company a chance to hire someone to fill your position. It can also help you to finish any projects you have started so that someone else doesn’t need to come in during the middle of a project and attempt to pick up where you left off.
- Review your contract. Before you resign you should always look back over your contract to see what the rules are surrounding leaving before your contract ends. This should tell you what your notice period should be, and whether you are allowed to leave your contract before it ends, without special circumstances.
- Speak to your boss in person. The best way to talk to your employer about your resignation and giving notice is to speak to them in person so you can have a discussion about it. This way they can ask you questions and you can do the same so that you are both clear on what is happening.
- Explain your reasons. Try to be as honest as possible about your reasons for leaving the company, without being negative or falling out with your employer.
- Ask what they need from you. Your employer should be given the opportunity to explain to you what they expect during your notice period, and what they need before you leave.
- Put everything in writing. Once you have reached an agreement, put all of this in writing and have both yourself and your supervisor sign it so that it is official.
Using solicitors in Hale
If you have to quit your job because of an injury or illness which was caused by the negligence of your employer, then this is a time that the notice period can get a little fuzzy. If you are too ill to work then obviously you cannot work out a notice period, and this can make it difficult to quit.
If you file a compensation claim against the company this can help you financially, and also put you in touch with solicitors in Hale who can give you advice and support during this time. You should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your situation and what you think has led to your illness.
The experienced team will be able to let you know how likely it is that your claim will be successful if it goes ahead, so you can decide for yourself whether or not you want to proceed with solicitors in Hale. If you do decide to go ahead then you will be passed over to our solicitors in Hale, who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, and will work on your behalf as well.
Date Published: 30th March 2014
Author: David Brown