I am contractually obliged to give 1 months notice, however my new position wants me to start asap. I have negotiated a deal that would allow me to give my present employer 1 day a week to enable a handover period but I need to start the new job next Monday. I emailed him a resignation email yesterday. Needless to say he is not happy and will not accept 1 weeks notice. I have worked with the company for 5 years without a pay increase. I have very little to hand over and have offered him evening work as well. Am I being unfair? If I don't start on Monday the position will be given to someone else. It is double my current salary. I feel like I stuck between a rock and hard place. My boss is currently on holiday and not back until the weekend, therefore communication is limited.
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What can my boss legally do?
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