Another important point to remember is to always review your current contract or letter of agreement. If notice is required to be given, do this so you will not violate the contract’s obligations. For example, if your contract requires you to give 30 days’ notice before leaving, you must do so to avoid the company claiming you are in breach of contract. If you do not resign properly, you may be sued for damages.
Whenever possible, sign a written contract with a new employer before resigning. A written contract with a definite term (for example, six months or one year) can protect you from situations where the new employer changes its mind and decides not to hire you, or fires you after a short period of time. This often happens with devastating consequences but can be avoided by insisting on a valid agreement with job security before starting work. If the new employer does not agree to this, think twice before jumping ship.
Most employees do not know how to resign properly. The slightest mistake can cause the forfeiture of valuable benefits. Some people resign without receiving a job offer from a new employer. Later, after learning the new job did not materialize, they are unable to be rehired by their former employer and spend months out of work unnecessarily. Others are tricked by a company and told to resign instead of getting fired. The problem is that they then learn the hard way they are not entitled to collect valuable unemployment compensation benefits as a result of this.
Good afternoon everyone. I am so excited to launch my legal blog. I intend to provide practical, valuable, and usable tips and strategies to help everyone avoid workplace exploitation no matter what industry you work in, or the level of your job experience.