My current company has 3 months notice period and my friend has already served a month after her resignation. Now she has got a Govt. offer where she has to report there in a week.

Is there any rule/policy that an employer should relieve an employee even before serving the complete notice period if he/she gets a Govt. job within the notice period?

Please help me regarding this concern.

  • Check your employment contract and local labor laws. Also what country are you in? This is pretty hard to answer without knowing what country as everywhere is slightly different. – enderland May 25 '16 at 12:02
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    What country is this? Usually there are no specific exceptions made for a government job versus any other. When your friend got the government offer, she should have been clear that she still had two months left in her notice period. – David K May 25 '16 at 12:03
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    Agree with @davidk -- Government or not, your friend should tell the new employer they need to finish the notice period and set the starting date for the new job appropriately – keshlam May 25 '16 at 12:14
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    @StephanBranczyk The mention of "relieving" would strongly imply India to me... – Philip Kendall May 25 '16 at 13:06
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    The obvious people to ask here are the new government employers. Get your friend to contact them, tell them her situation. If there is a way to speed things up they will know. – DJClayworth May 25 '16 at 16:57

In general, no. A notice period is a notice period and, unless explicitly specified, your friend needs to honour their notice period. They should not have accepted another job, government or otherwise, which had a start date before the end of their notice period.

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  • I think we should beware of assuming that practices which are normal in Western nations are also normal in India. – DJClayworth May 26 '16 at 14:27

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