I've handed my notice in and it got me thinking about whether or not I can still be terminated, while working out my notice period. I've checked the various employee legislation sites as well as gov websites but none have answered my question. I should state that my situation is probably quite different from others, as I'm a software developer in charge of many projects that I've completed, and as such there is a requirement for a hand-over procedure. That being said, I'm only contracted to work 1 weeks notice. Even so, I agreed to work for two weeks in order to properly hand over all of my projects and documentation.
I'm now part way through my second week and it's become glaringly obvious that there is no more work for me to do. Which got me thinking about whether you could 'fire' me on the grounds of not working? Or, is termination out of the picture because I agreed to go "above-and-beyond" (for lack of a better term), to ensure the company wouldn't be left in the lurch?
To clarify I am in the UK.