Today I was informed that the start up that I work for is running out of money and cannot afford to pay me, and so I've been handed 1 month's formal notice. I've been assured that I'll receive my next pay cheque at the end of May, but the company will not have enough money to pay me in June.
My notice period is going to take me past my final pay cheque. Am I still expected to work until the end of my notice period?
Since I won't be paid for it I'm not planning to come back in to work after my final pay cheque. Is this illegal or could it even lead to a bad reference?
I live and work in the UK.