I work in Germany and have to give 3 months notice of termination of my employment. If I give say 12 months, can they make me leave in 3 or do they have to honour the 12?
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I work for a German company and I am also under a German contract, living in Frankfurt (NB - I am NOT and expat)
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Dear Customer,thanks for using Just Answer.The termination is three months as stated in your contract.It is alway these 3 months.If you want to leave in 12 months`´ time you can send the letter of termination in 9 months so your employer gets it three months before you want to end your employment.Thus you have kept the 3 months.Theoretically you could send it 9 months before you want to leave and name the date when you want to be leaving but that would be a bit unusual.I hope I was able to helpIf not please do not hesitate to askIf so please do not forget to give me feedbackThanks
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX quite answer my question clearly. Can the company I work for make me leave in 3 months if I give 12 months notice (as unusual as that may be, its just an example) or do they have to honour the 12? ThanksAndrew
Dear Customer,oh now I understand what you mean.They can always give you 3 months` notice and they do not have to honour the 12.If I have helped please give me feedbackThank you
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Dear Customer,let me please clarify:If you give notice in 12 months` time your firm acaanot make you leave in 3 months because of the notice you have given.What they can do however and that was what I meant is that they can give notice of their own in 3 months and so terminate your employment earlier than those 12 months.I hope I was able to help you
Your answers are a little vague, sorry.
If I give 12 months, but they turn it back on me and give me 3 months notice, surely they have to have reason otherwise I can sue for the 9 months missing salary?
Dear Customer,yes of course they cannot give notice without having a reason to dismiss you.What I wanted to say that giving 12 months` notice does not protect you from your employer givin y o u notice.
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