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I have one months notice period stated in my contract.

If I handed my notice in with a 3 month notice, would they be able to refuse and hold me to a one month notice period?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by CMW, ReallyTiredOfThisGame, enderland, jcmeloni, RWY Mar 8 at 23:49

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Why do you want to hand in your notice earlier than the obliged one month? –  Paul Hiemstra Mar 7 at 12:26
    
One month or "a minimum of one month"? –  Mike Mar 7 at 13:08
    
The answer depends entirely on the terms of your contract, and that's really more of a legal question. –  Blrfl Mar 7 at 13:38
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There is alot of information missing here to give you a definitive answer. What country are you in? Are you an employee or a contractor? Why are telling them you leaving(Miltary DEP is protected)? For that reason I have voted to close until the context is filled in. –  ReallyTiredOfThisGame Mar 7 at 14:59
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@RyanMurphy Answers might be more useful if you gave us a clue why you would want to give such extensive notice. –  Eric Wilson Mar 7 at 15:52
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DISCLAIMER: I'm not a lawyer, and the correct answer depends on both the exact terms of your contract, and the laws of the country you live in.

In general, I think that your employer could choose to terminate your contract immediately, taken into account the notice period of one month. Therefore, handing in your notice three months in advance is a risk.

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Keep in mind that this is not necessarily any different than most situations for most at-will employees, at least in the USA. Though you're going to run into a complicated situation of "are you being fired?" types of things too and things may get more complicated. –  enderland Mar 7 at 12:49
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