Zero Hours Contracts - Notice Period

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  1. john1989

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    Hi All,

    My partner currently works in the care industry on a zero hours contract, but works a consistent 45 hour week.

    She has recently been offered a job as a teaching assistant, which she has accepted.

    Once the DBS comes through, she can then put her notice in.

    The contractual notice is 4 weeks.

    Her employer is known for cutting the hours down to around 5 hours per week for those that hand in their notice. The employer usually give them a 1 hour call around midday to hinder starting their new job earlier.

    My questions is, can she obtain her start date from the new employer and then hand her notice in on the Friday before her start date giving them 4 weeks notice at zero hours?


    Kind Regards,

    John
     
    Posted: Nov 10, 2015 By: john1989 Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  2. Newchodge

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    Can't see any valid moral or legal reason why not. Presumably she has the right to reject hours offered? So she gives 4 weeks notice and refuses all hours offered.
     
    Posted: Nov 10, 2015 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  3. Newchodge

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    Hi John, sorry I have answered in the forum error post, where I found this thread. Short answer is yes, she can.
     
    Posted: Nov 10, 2015 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  4. john1989

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    Perfect, thanks Newchodge. I didn't want to be without plenty of beer money over Christmas!
     
    Posted: Nov 10, 2015 By: john1989 Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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