I am a full time employee, and have been working for several months. I recently turned in my resignation with a two week notice.
It was straight-forwardly explained and gracefully accepted.
Later HR informed me I had signed an offer letter agreeing to give 30 days notice and asked me to stay on for the term. I have verified this.
However, this seems wrong to me because:
- 2 weeks is standard practice, in my past experience.
- This is not a point that would have been negotiable at offer time. Imagine how that conversation would go?
- I've seen the company dismiss more than one person "without cause" (that is, no hideous ethical/legal violations) and give them no notice at all.
I am trying to decide for myself where I stand on this ethically. Would appreciate your thoughts here. What would you do?
I would also like to know where I stand legally. Is this enforceable? What sort of action might I expect if I refuse?
Thanks for your consideration.