Key Employment Law Data

Dealing with an employee resignation

  • Be aware that an employee can resign at any time by giving their notice period under their contract of employment.
  • Once a lawful resignation has been given, it cannot be withdrawn other than with your express agreement, or unless the resignation was given in the heat of the moment and was then quickly retracted by the employee.
  • Thus, there is no legal requirement on you to actually “accept” a resignation, although in practice many employers do this as a formality to acknowledge the resignation has been received and to confirm the date of termination of the employee’s employment.
  • Always ask an employee to confirm any verbal resignation in w...