When your employee resigns

When your employee resigns

This might be a relief or a pain in the neck.

For a resignation to be valid, it needs to be in writing.

If the resignation is straightforward, with just “I am hereby giving you notice“, then you just need to

  • – acknowledge the resignation.
  • – work out their last working day. Do you want them to work their notice? You decide – but either way you will have to pay them.
    • Exception: if they storm out in a huff, refusing to work
  • – are they owed any holiday? If so, could they take it in the notice period? Then it is less for you to pay out.
  • – letting everyone (who needs to know) know that this person is leaving. Agree with them the official reason that they will tell everyone.
  • – starting the recruitment to find a replacement!

But what if it isn’t straightforward? Take a look at our other FAQs on resignation:

Resigned but now taking it back

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employee resigns

Employee resigned, but is now suing me for unfair dismissal!

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