Retraction of ResignationPosted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 14 December 2010
Many employers will have had experience of employees who resign in the heat of the moment, possibly following an acrimonious exchange, and then subsequently have a change of heart and seek to withdraw the resignation. We have asked Ciara Fulton how employers should deal with such situations.
A resignation is a unilateral act which, if expressed in clear and unconditional terms, brings a contract of employment to an end. Whether or not an employer is obliged to consider/allow a request made by an employee to withdraw their resignation once given is not straightforward. Much will depend on the circumstances of the particular case.
As a general rule,
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