Handle an employee's resignation

Key points

  • When an employee resigns, the employer should check his or her contractual obligations, including the notice period and any restrictive covenants.
  • In some circumstances, it may be appropriate for the employer to put the employee on garden leave.
  • The employer should consider how to deal with any annual leave that the employee has accrued but not taken.
  • There are a number of other practical issues that the employer will have to consider, including recruiting a replacement and arranging a handover.

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