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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    Why do you want to hand in your notice earlier than the obliged one month? – Paul Hiemstra Mar 7 '14 at 12:26
  • One month or "a minimum of one month"? – Mike Mar 7 '14 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 '14 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. – IDrinkandIKnowThings Mar 7 '14 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 '14 at 15:52

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.

  • 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 '14 at 12:49

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