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Notice Periods Policy


This Notice Periods Policy sets down the circumstances in which an employee will be required to work their notice period and the employer’s expectations of the employee during the notice period in the event of the different scenarios of resignation, dismissal, redundancy and retirement.

Employers must give employees who have between one month and two years’ service a minimum of one week’s notice to terminate their employment. After that, an employer must give a minimum notice period of one week per completed year of service, up to a maximum of 12 weeks. If the contract of employment specifies a longer notice period, the employer should give the contractual notice.

The Notice Periods Policy includes the following:

  1. Introduction
  2. Principles
  3. Notice Periods
  4. Rights and Obligations During the Notice Period
  5. Return of Company Property
  6. Garden Leave
  7. Pay in Lieu of Notice
  8. Holiday During Notice Periods
  9. Deductions from Final Salary

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