I have a contractual three month notice period (it similar to this question Reducing Notice Period).
I have been with my employer for less than two years and ACAS states that the minimum legal termination period is one week (here).
I seriously dislike my job to the point that it's making me very unhappy. I understand the contractual obligations and the necessity on the part of my employer to stipulate three months, but can I give the statutory period as I feel that the three months termination period will be quite miserable and have a negative impact upon myself. I know that I could seek a medical reason for early termination, but I'm not that "ill" (yet) that I would need medication etc.
So does a contractual notice period override the legal minimum?
Note: I am in the UK