Employment Law Lawyer?

(7 Posts)
wonderwoman23 Sat 18-Aug-18 22:26:33

Anyone on here specialise in this area?

So I resigned from my current role and here's the conversation between my boss and I.

Me: sorry to tell you I'm resigning as of today
Her: no...how long have you known (angry voice)
Me: not long
Her: how long? (Aggressive tone)
Me: a few weeks
Her: with everything that's going on you didn't think to tell me?
Me: well I wasn't going to tell you or anyone until I was ready and had a job offer. Wasn't aware I needed to tell you any earlier?
Her: how long is your notice period?
Me: think it's 3 months
Her: well that's definitely non-negotiable
Her: and with mid-years coming up it's was going to be a difficult conversation anyway as you've not been performing as I expected. I know you've had personal things going on...
Me: oh ok, sure
By this time I'm totally gobsmacked by her reaction to my resignation
Cut a long story short she thinks she's a friend but really I wouldn't call her that I mean yes we talk about personal stuff but occasionally and I don't really get on with her that well but I assume she reacted that way because she thought as a "friend" I would confide in her earlier??? She's my boss why would I?

Anyway she's making my life difficult at the moment and I just don't think she's handling my resignation well. Seeing as I'm the 3rd to resign this month. And she's having to deal with lots of rubbish at work and HR issues.

So my question is what should I do? I'm clearly not happy with the way she spoke to me but I don't want to make a fuss as it will only provoke her to make it worse for me. However I don't think she should be allowed to speak to me like that. I expected congratulations or is there anything we can do etc. Not what was said. Also can I ask to leave earlier?

Is there anything that can be done? I'm not sure I can survive 3mths!!!

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cloudtree Sat 18-Aug-18 22:28:24

I’m an employment lawyer but I’m not sure I understand? What is it you think she’s done exactly?

TittyGolightly Sat 18-Aug-18 22:30:17

Your contractual notice is 3 months. Your boss has told you they are holding you to that. There’s nothing else with any legal angle.

SillySallySingsSongs Sat 18-Aug-18 22:32:31

Not sure what the issue is?

daisychain01 Sun 19-Aug-18 03:40:33

What you should do is turn up each day, complete your 3 month notice period and hand over anything you're still working on to whoever is allocated to continue. If you don't have anyone to hand over to, make some notes and say goodbye on your last day.

The fact she tried to make you feel guilty about leaving is neither here nor there, you've done nothing wrong. But she hasn't broken any law so just out it down to her being a difficult person.

Don't pay any attention to her poor attitude, maybe she should ask herself why you're leaving! Enjoy your new job.

daisychain01 Sun 19-Aug-18 03:41:08

Just put it down to ....

Lazypuppy Sun 19-Aug-18 08:10:04

@wonderwoman23 you expexted congratulations from your manager when you told her you were resigning?

Your manager hasn't done anything wrong. I woulf just double check you're not supposed to give your notice in writing for it to be accepted, thats the norm, not verbal

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