What are the consequences of shortened notice of resignation?
March 18, 2011 8:06 AM Subscribe
What are the legal consequences of not giving 4 weeks notice, which is part of my employment contract in Ontario, Canada?
I am hoping to be offered a new position next week. My current employment contract includes, in part, the clause:
The employement of the employee may be terminated at any time:
4. By the employee giving to [Employer] 4 weeks' notice of resignation
(Several other standard termination-related clauses not related to resignation removed.)
I've informed my potential new employer that I'd like to give 4 weeks notice, and there's a variety of ethical and not-being-a-jerk reasons I want to do so, but the new position is moderately time sensitive and if they say "we want you in two weeks" I'm not going to refuse.
In that scenario, what are the consequences of me providing fewer than 4 weeks of notice?