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Can an employee retain sinority after a 2 week notice? The

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Can an employee retain sinority after a 2 week notice? The employee has not been on the job for 5 years. Is it legal for them to return with full sinority based on the time with the company before the 2 week notice?
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I'm sorry to hear of your confusion.

Unless the employee is a union employee and the union has a contract that guarantees seniority even after an extended absence---absolutely not. An employee who gives notice and leaves a job, loses all seniority regardless of whether they come back after 5 years or 5 days.

The employer is under no obligation to confer seniority on an employee who voluntarily quit.

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