Hi, Hope you are all well. My Contract of Employment states that I must provide "at least 4 weeks notice" and the Company can provide the same. I handed my notice in and provided 6 weeks notice, this was based on the new employers requested start date. They cannot make it any earlier due to annual leave by the inducting manager. I have spoken to them about the situation and the start date remains the same. My employer has now placed me on Garden Leave with immediate effect, and also collected my equipment on the very same day. Thus completely cutting me off from the Company, as the new Employer is a competitor. I have now received a letter asking me to sign and return. This letter states that as per my Contract of Employment, they have issued me 4 weeks notice, with all 4 weeks being on Garden leave, the letter stipulates the terms of the Garden Leave etc. I feel that this has become "Involuntary Leave" instead of "Voluntary Leave". I did not encourage Garden Leave, and upto the return of the equipment, continually offered to work the full 6 weeks. I rather work then loose 2 weeks pay. Citizen Advice states: "You can give more notice than your contract says, if you want - your employer can’t make you leave earlier. If they do make you leave earlier, this counts as sacking you" As per the Company Policy, as I am a "Involuntary Leaver" this is classed as "Dismissal". Where do I stand? P.S. I appreciate many people would think 6 weeks off work, with 4 weeks paid is awesome. But I genuinely rather work then loose 2 weeks of pay.