Four Realities of Employee Resignation
- A resigning employee must provide his or her employer with reasonable advance notice of the resignation.
- 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.
- A written employment contract can be used to specify the amount of notice an employee must give when resigning.
- If an employee does not provide reasonable notice of resignation, the employer may have legal recourse against the employee.
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