1. Overview

If you want to leave your job, check your employment contract for the amount of notice you must give your employer.

Your employment contract will tell you:

  • how much notice you must give
  • how you must give notice
  • how much you’ll be paid during your notice period
  • what may happen if you leave to work for a competitor

If you’ve worked there for more than 1 month you must give at least 1 week’s notice.

Your notice period usually runs from the start of the day after you handed your notice in.