Leaving A Job
Q: Could anyone answer my question.
If an employee walks out of a job and sends a letter to an employer saying
that he is not willing to finish the notice period of one month due to the
unbearable situation in the workplace, what are the legal consequences of
A: You have not given sufficient detail to enable a proper answer. The employee clearly has concerns about working and has meantioned an 'unbearable situation' at the workplace. A responsible employer should investigate this to find out what this means. Has there been bullying, harrasment etc? Is there a chance the employee will sue you for something related to the 'unbearable situation' Regarding the employer's rights, in theory the employee is in breach of contract. In theory if the employer suffers loss due to the breach you can sue. In practice I would leave well alone. Depending upon circumstances the employee should be paid up to the last day worked. Any holiday pay owing should be calculated up to that date. That said if the employee has a genuine grievance you may be better off paying the notice period and also resolve the problem so that it never happens again. Indeed it is your duty to do this.
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