Hi

Hoping you can give me some guidance.

We have an employee who resigned in writing giving 2.5 months notice(only one week needed in contract).

We accepted her resignation and confirmed in writing. A month later she verbally informed the person in-charge during the owners absence that she wanted to leave in 10 days at the end of the month, a month earlier than originally agreed.

We accepted this and confirmed our acceptance in writing, unfortunately due to the owners absence this letter was not sent out immediately but was sent out a week later and 4 days before the end of the month and the new final date of employment.

In addition after verbally changing the date she worked for a few more days before getting signed off sick.

10 days afterwards we have recieved a letter from the employee claiming early termination, unfair dissmisal and unfair treatment as she was on sick leave at the time.

She states that the person she verbally told should not have informed the owner and is claiming she should be paid until the original end date as gardening leave.

From what I can tell she has no claim and is just trying it on, but before I write to her I wanted to get some expert opinions!!!

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks.

Joanne Blythe

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