An employee may leave a job for a variety of reason, such as:
- Redundancy / retrenchment
- Going overseas
- Accepting another position
- Personal commitments
Organization generally requires notice of one week or more. The amount of notice to be given by either an employer or an employee will depend on the:
· Circumstance of the termination
· Length of service
· Award conditions
· Terms set out in the contract of employment
There may be an official form to be filled out or you may write a letter indicating your intention, the effective finishing date and the reason for resignation, if required.
Always endeavour to leave a position in “good grace”. In your future career you may need to make reference back to this employer.
When a member of staff a guilty of misconduct and there is “just cause”, an employer has the right to dismiss that person. However, an employee has a right of appeal against such a decision.