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Can employer reject your resignation?

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RockingMyFiftiesNot Fri 20-Sep-19 18:19:58

Been talking to a friend who is ready to resign from her job, but she said she thought her manager 'wouldn't accept her resignation'
I didn't think they could do that (under normal circumstances, can appreciate their might be some contractual reasons why not but friend has no 'special' contractual terms'

Surely under normal circumstances you can resign when you want to resign without your employer having to accept it?

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Finfintytint Fri 20-Sep-19 18:22:15

I think if you are subject to a disciplinary process you cannot always resign to avoid that process.

HermioneWeasley Fri 20-Sep-19 18:25:57

Of course she can resign. Serfdom was outlawed some time ago.

She might have to work her notice, but of course they can’t refuse

LemonAddict Fri 20-Sep-19 18:27:59

There are no circumstances under which an employer can refuse a resignation.

RockingMyFiftiesNot Fri 20-Sep-19 23:25:53

Thank you, that's what I thought. No disciplinary involved and working notice is understood.

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CloudsCanLookLikeSheep Fri 27-Sep-19 21:34:49

An employer can accept a resignation but then proceed to dismiss someone before it takes effect ie before notice period runs out. In that case they'd be dismissed not resigned. Rare but I've seen it happen eg when an employee in disciplinary proceedings for doing something very bad and employer doesn't want to do them any favours.

RockingMyFiftiesNot Sat 28-Sep-19 12:46:30

Thank you @CloudsCanLookLikeSheep I doubt very much that friend has any disciplinary ( but who knows), will pass on your info, thanks x

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