Why does salary in lieu of notice involve me paying money to my employer?

If you're wondering why your employer is asking you to pay them money when you leave, read this article to find out more about salary in lieu of notice.

In some cases, an employer may pay an employee their salary in lieu of notice instead of requiring the employee to work out their current notice period. This is often done when the employer wants the employee to leave immediately and does not want them working for the company any longer.

Salary in lieu of notice usually involves the employee paying money to the employer, as it is effectively a way for the employee to buy out the rest of his or her own notice period.

However, the situation could get more complicated if the notice duration is not stated in the contract. Without knowing how long the notice is, the employee will not know the equivalent amount of money to pay the employer. There can be disputes over the number of days before contract termination, which affects the dollar value of the salary in lieu of notice which the employee needs to pay.


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