14 day notice let go after 5

I provided an employer a 14 day notice. After 1 week, they relieved me and stated that I did not have to return that Monday. The same thing happened to a previous employee and they paid him for the entire pay cycle. My

former direct supervisor is implying that I would only receive compensation for the hours worked. Is there anything I can do to be compensated for the full pay period?

Asked on December 13, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The fact is that unless otherwise provided under the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, giving notice is a courtesy not a legal requirement. Therefore, it need not be given and, even if it is, an employer need not accept it. It can consider such notice as an immediate resignation if it chooses. Accordingly, your being let go after 5 days was perfectly permissable under the law. You have no claim unless you can orove thatit constitues some form of legally actionable discrimination. In other words, your ex-employer has a policy of accepting notice but did not in your case due to your race, religion, age (over 40), disability, gender or nationality.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The fact is that unless otherwise provided under the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, giving notice is a courtesy not a legal requirement. Therefore, it need not be given and, even if it is, an employer need not accept it. It can consider such notice as an immediate resignation if it chooses. Accordingly, your being let go after 5 days was perfectly permissable under the law. You have no claim unless you can orove thatit constitues some form of legally actionable discrimination. In other words, your ex-employer has a policy of accepting notice but did not in your case due to your race, religion, age (over 40), disability, gender or nationality.


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