My current UK employment contract, which has a 90 day probation period, has the following notice periods:
- Within 90 day probation: company can give me 1 week, I must give 1 month
- Outside 90 day probation: company can give me 1 month, I must give 3 months
This is only for a junior/mid-level web developer role. Is this an unreasonable notice period?
I ask this because I handed in my notice 2 days after my probation period ended (92nd day), and my employer is saying I must work the full 3 month probation period, despite requesting a reduction to a 2 month period.
Although within the bounds of the contract, I feel this is totally unreasonable as I did not know my probation period had ended (no formal review etc). Ideally I want to know if I have a leg to stand on if I breached the contract.