Respond to a heat-of-the-moment resignation

Key points

  • An employee who resigns in the "heat of the moment", when they were angry or upset, may not have made a rational decision to terminate the employment and might regret it.
  • In these circumstances, the employer should consider giving the employee the opportunity to retract their resignation after they have had time to calm down.
  • An employer that does not allow an employee to retract a heat-of-the-moment resignation may be at risk of an unfair dismissal claim.

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