I assume that the probationary period is not relevant and that you are out of it.
So, the employer has to give you one months notice but you have to give them 3 months notice? That in itself is probably unenforceable because it unfairly weighted in favour of the employer. However when you study the sentences in detail, it doesn’t quite say that because there is an ambiguity between the first sentence in the second sentence of that clause.
If there is an error in the contract, that’s their fault.
The reference to the one-month employer to employee notice specifically says “received from the company”. There is no reference to any increase when it’s being received from the employee. I disagree that the following sentence clearly explains how it’s calculated because it only calculates it in reference to notice from the employer.
Legally, if there is an ambiguous clause in a contract or 2 ambiguous clauses, the court will not choose one or the other, it will strike them both out which, in this case would not help you, because you would then be entitled to 1 months notice in all probability
The second sentence of the clause seems to have a bit missing because it says “The period of notice which the employee is required to xxxx and received from the company..
I think there should be the word “give” where I have inserted the XXX.
Alternatively, looking at it differently, if you remove the word “and” it changes the wording completely and then neither of the sentences are ambiguous.
So the second sentence clearly contradicts the first sentence. However, even allowing for that.
If this were to go to tribunal, or to the County Court for the payment of the 2 months wages you are adrift, could possibly argue that you relied on the wording of this contract and therefore, they are bound by it.
Unfortunately, if the employer will not play ball and stick by this, you are faced with taking them to the tribunal or to the Small Claims Court because you cannot beat them with a stick until they roll over although, with the threat of tribunal or court, and bearing in mind this is quite clearly their fault, they may decide to simply pay you the 2 months money.
There isn’t a magic solution to get the employer to pay up although a letter from a solicitor may focus their mind along with the threat of tribunal proceedings.
Does that answer the question?
Can I answer any specific points arising from this?