Where I live there technically is no law requiring a person to give notice when quitting. I've never worked as a contractor before but a company made me an offer with the clause
Company has the right to immediately terminate this Agreement at any time by giving written notice of the effective date of such termination. The Contractor shall have the right to terminate this Agreement at any time by giving five weeks prior written notice of the effective date of termination.
The length of time is not stated in the contract but they verbally told me it would likely be for a couple months. I have a potential job lined up in around a couple months time but it's uncertain. What would happen if I quit the contractor position without giving them a full 5 weeks notice? Is it likely I would be in some sort of legal trouble? I don't really see how this works because you can never force an employee to work and what if I just called in sick each day.
Alternatively the contract doesn't specify work hours so I could offer to continue working for them part time to make up for the remainder of the 5 weeks. Would this technically cover the conditions of the term?
I'm in BC, Canada.