Contracts of Employment: Notice ClausesPosted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 23 January 2018
There are statutory provisions relating to notice that will apply where there are no contractual notice provisions specified but there are a number of reasons why it is preferable to have a detailed notice clause in the contract of employment.
Length of notice
Statutory notice is specified by Article 118 of the Employment Rights (NI) Order 1996 (ERO) as being a minimum of one week in the first 2 years of employment, with an additional week’s notice for each complete year of service up to a ceiling of 12 weeks’ notice. A contractual term may provide for additional notice to be given by either party but any term reducing the notice requirement of the employer will not be enforceable.
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