Is it legal to be let go after giving a 6 week notice of resignation?

I was a salaried employee and gave my manager 6 weeks notice that I would be leaving the job. However, upon signing the letter of resignation she told me she didn’t need me and not to come back.

Asked on February 20, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, you can be asked to leave your place workplace immediately after providing notice. Further, you are not entitled to to be paid after you actually leave. The reason is that an employer need only pay an employee for the time that was actually worked even if the employee was willing to stay. The fact is that giving notice is a courtesy on an employee's part, however an employer need not return the same courtesy. Therefore, unless you had an employment contract, union agreement or company policy which provided for different treatment or this action constituted some form of legal discrimination, your ex-employer did nothing wrong.


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