Editor's message: Employees are entitled to resign by giving their employer notice. There are a number of steps that you should take when an employee resigns, including:
Stephen Simpson, principal employment law editor
Updated to include information on Private Medicine Intermediaries Ltd v Hodkinson and others, in which the EAT upheld the finding of constructive dismissal in circumstances where the employer had raised performance concerns with an employee on sick leave.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we look at heat-of-the-moment dismissals, including ambiguous words or behaviour on the part of the employer or employee.
Use this resignation workflow to deal with an employee's resignation, bearing in mind the employee's contractual obligations regarding matters such as notice, restrictive covenants and the return of company property.
Should a hotel have allowed an employee to withdraw a resignation letter that she wrote while agitated during a routine meeting to assess a "mystery-shopper" visit? That was the issue in this employment tribunal.
A model letter confirming receipt of an employee's resignation where he or she is working out the full notice period.
Good practice guidance discussing the steps that employers can take to monitor and manage labour turnover, including measuring and analysing employee turnover patterns to identify the range of initiatives that can be developed to address staff retention problems.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to resignation.