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    Period of Notice Req

    My old job description says four weeks but I seem to recall that with over ten years' service it's longer?

    Any employment experts care to help?

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    It's entirely down to what you're contract says, probably the best people to ask is the LEA HR department (I assume you don't want to ask your current employer).

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    With my LEA it is 4 weeks up to 5 years service then 1 extra week for every consecutive year i.e. 5 years, 5 weeks.

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    I think mine is minimum 4 weeks, rising to 12 weeks after 10 years. Asking your LA HR dept is the way to find out.

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    Did you get your Single Status Contract? I have to check but in there im sure its based on pay scale.

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    You can leave earlier than your notice period, but the employer may elect to sue you for costs incurred.

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    My notice period is two months

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    Mine is 4 weeks notice by default with a week per year of service after 4 years service to a limit of 12 weeks.

    I have been here for 13 years and will therefore need to give 12 weeks notice

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    Just confirmed it's two months due to pay scale (bummer). Thanks for your input.

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    You finally had enough then?

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    We have to renew contracts every year due to labor laws, and had to give notice at the start of the second term for terminating employment at the end of August, which is the end of the contract. So that's like 8 months!! Plus, they would dock any expenses and not give any end of service benefits!
    From next September this has been negotiated to 3 months notice without loss of benefits. It still makes it hard to make a move unless it's over the summer, and even then it has to be to another school, unless a company is looking for staff 3 months early or willing to wait.
    Pretty much sucks

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    Ouch.. you could leave earlier, usually that action they take is they take away your entitled holidays, and you leave on bad terms.

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    Anything over 4 weeks is open to challenge in a tribuneral, as unfair to your ability to easily move betwwen jobs.

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    http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/...oyer_entitled_

    Notice Periods

    Unless you signed an updated contract that states a higher notice period, the above minimums should hold, but you can agree to give lower notice.
    It is, technically, possible to just leave after 1 week, and the two choices open to an employer, are withhold pay for what you didn't work (which, most people who do this won't care about, as they are likely to be jumping into a higher paying job that much earlier),
    or seek legal action, if they can prove that by you leaving before serving your notice has incurred additional costs on them. The 2nd, in my experience is rarely chosen in a technician's line of work, simply because the costs and hassle of pursuing it rarely warrant it for a guy they can replace, usually, very easily.
    I of course do not suggest anyone does break their contracts, and find that once you are in a position to hand in your notice, discussing the options with your SMT will result in a middle ground that suits you both.

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    Four weeks notice here.

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