Q & A – January 20, 2015

Q. What if an employee quits with notice, but the employer wants to end the employment immediately?

A. The employer may do this, although there may be consequences. The employee may file for unemployment for the period of the notice, and the state unemployment department would determine if the employee were entitled to receive unemployment benefits. Also, if there is a request on the part of the employer to provide notice, and yet the employer has a practice of immediately terminating employees who give notice, employees may stop providing this notice over time.