Four Realities of Employee Resignation

  1. A resigning employee must provide his or her employer with reasonable advance notice of the resignation.
  2. The amount of notice required will depend on how integral the employee is to the organization and how difficult it will be to find and train a replacement. Despite the commonly-held belief, two weeks’ notice is not always sufficient.
  3. A written employment contract can be used to specify the amount of notice an employee must give when resigning.
  4. If an employee does not provide reasonable notice of resignation, the employer may have legal recourse against the employee.

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