What is Working Notice?
When the decision is made to terminate a contract of employment, employers must either provide working notice or pay-in-lieu of notice. Working notice is exactly as it sounds: the employer gives the employee advance notice that their position is being eliminated and the employee continues working.
Problems with Working Notice.
Working notice can be fraught with problems. Employee morale instantly evaporates in that circumstance, along with any motivation to work hard for the employer. Employees can be understandably bitter, and no employee wants to keep going into a place that explicitly rejected them. Employers may be concerned about its confidential and proprietary information. In our experience it is easier for both sides for a clean break to occur, and pay-in-lieu of notice to be paid.
If you have been provided working notice please feel free to contact us.
The information contained in this article is not legal advice. No solicitor client relationship is formed through this article. The reader is encouraged to retain counsel for advice in these matters.