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I have been employed for seven months, without ever sighing

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I have been employed for seven months, without ever sighing an contract of employment. Should I want to resign what would the notice period be?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: South Africa Law
Expert:  Freddie Lombard replied 7 months ago.

Good morning,

Thank you for your question. I will try to assist you in answering it today but please feel free to ask as many follow up questions as you like until you are 100% satisfied.

The question is not whether you signed any employment contract or not - the question is whether you were in fact employed. You mentioned that you were employed for seven months, therefore in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (section 37) you must give notice of no less than two weeks if you were employed for more than 6 months but less than one year.

You can read the Act here.

I hope this answered your question.

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Expert:  Freddie Lombard replied 7 months ago.

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