Is a Verbal Resignation Binding?
- July 30, 2021
- Rahul Soni
- Employee Rights
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If you have recently found yourself proclaiming “I quit” in the heat of the moment, only to cool off and consider that this might not be the right choice for you, you may be wondering, is a verbal resignation binding? If you are having second thoughts about resignation and you resigned verbally, it may or may not be valid.
In many cases, employers require that resignation take place in written form rather than verbal. Though if it is not stated as so in your employment contract, your verbal resignation can be valid. There is no taking back the things you say and if written resignation is not required in your contract your employer may not be compelled to reinstate you despite your wishes.
Always check your employment contract to understand whether your verbal resignation would be valid. If you have resigned verbally and asked to be reinstated after yet your employer denies it, it may be worth reaching out to an employment lawyer for help.
Can I Ask My Employer to Withdraw My Resignation?
If you have resigned verbally or in writing you are always welcome to ask your employer to be reinstated. Sometimes circumstances change and you may no longer be in a position to leave your current employment. Though this can be awkward for both the employee and the employer, in some cases reinstating employment soon after resignation can be the right course of action for both parties. If you have resigned on good terms with your employer this may be an option for you though it is worth noting that your employer is not required to reinstate your employment after you resign.
Always check your employment contract to understand whether your verbal resignation would be valid. If you have resigned verbally and asked to be reinstated after yet your employer denies it, it may be worth reaching out to an employment lawyer for help. There may be circumstances that impact the validity of your resignation and understanding your rights and entitlements as an employee is important.
How To Resign from Your Current Employment
If you are sure that you want to resign from your place of employment it is always a good idea to do so on good terms if it is possible. To avoid any uncertainty with verbal resignations, always resign in written format. This eliminates any back and forth and clarifies your resignation date for all parties. Sometimes your work environment can be unpleasant, though it is not always easy, be factual and to the point with your resignation letter. If you wish, you can take the time to express gratitude for your time at your workplace or you can simply state that you are resigning and the effective resignation date.
Most employers request two weeks notice for resignation though some may require more time. Always check your employment contract to ensure that you are doing what has been asked of you and that you are giving the required amount of notice that is set out in your contract.
Resignation can sometimes be a heated issue. If you have concerns about your resignation for any reason including constructive dismissal, do not hesitate in reaching out to an employment lawyer. The experts at Soni Law Firm would be pleased to help you with understanding your rights and ensuring you get what you are entitled to.