What is the minimum period of notice that I am entitled to?

You are entitled to a statutory minimum period of 1 week’s notice for every year worked up worked up to a maximum of 12 weeks- regardless of what your contract says. If, for example, you have worked for 5 years, you would be entitled to a minimum of 5 weeks’ notice.

The statutory notice kicks in once you have worked for 1 month. Before this time, you can be asked to leave without any notice.

Of course, your contract of employment may provide for a much longer notice period than the statuary minimum, but it can’t be less.

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