Recently I have been offered a position with a new company. I plan to submit my notice soon to leave my current job but I am unclear what my notification period will be.
I have been in my current job for three and half months. Before I started, my managing director sent me a letter with some job details which I had to sign and send back. In this letter, it states that my probation period is 3 months.
Once I started the job, I was given a contract that says my probation period is 6 months. In the section of the contract regarding termination, it states that until successful completion of probation period, the company or employee may terminate contract with one week notice but after probation period has passed, one month notice will have to be given.
I have passed the 3 month mark and because there is a difference in probation periods in letter (3 months) and contract (6 months), I am not sure which supersedes which and therefore what notice period I will have to give. Does anyone have experience or legal view of which I would need to do?
When I passed 3 month mark, there was no mention of probation period being complete. We are a small company and the managing director is out of country at moment. I would prefer to only give one week notice so I can start new job as soon as.
I work in Scotland, in the UK.