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Can an employee be made to pay back training costs when resigning from the company?

"I did not ask to join this training course and was told I had to do it for my job, however is not considered mandatory training in the appendix" If you have to do it, then it's mandatory. ...
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Did my area manager breach my privacy by telling my managers I’m resigning before I submitted my formal notice?

did my area manager breach my privacy ? What privacy? Planning how to deal with departing or (potentially departing) employees is normal company business as is the communication around this. There is ...
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Can an employee be made to pay back training costs when resigning from the company?

Short answer: Can they do this? Yes. Longer answer: So there is a lot of nuance here - DJClayworth has written a great answer specific to your situation, but I want to address the wider question. In ...
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Did my area manager breach my privacy by telling my managers I’m resigning before I submitted my formal notice?

So, did my area manager breach my privacy by telling my direct manager i was resigning before i had the option to decide if i wanted to accept the job and be able to tell themself? No. There's ...
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Is it illegal for an employer to falsify a resignation letter after being fired?

Is it illegal for an employer to falsify a resignation letter after being fired? It sure is. Falsifying documents is always problematic. In this case the difference between being fired and resigning ...
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Can I negotiate garden leave with my tech boss?

Tell him I will disappear if he pays 6 months severance and I won’t say anything disparaging to anyone? If you walk into my (virtual) office and say that, a number of things will happen: I'll ask ...
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Give 2 week notice before or after a weeklong company team building retreat?

You should give the 2-week notice to your manager ASAP (before the retreat). Next, you ask your manager if he wants you to work for these 2 weeks (to transfer the knowledge) or to join the retreat. ...
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Is it illegal for an employer to falsify a resignation letter after being fired?

Yes it is illegal, and my thought is that the only way this matters is in respect to unemployment. If you are denied unemployment because "you quit", then this fraud becomes important to ...
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Can an employee be made to pay back training costs when resigning from the company?

First, they have to pay your salary. If they think you owe them money, they can ask you for it, or sue you for it, but they can't just reduce your salary. Second, it will make a big difference whether ...
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Overworked as Part-Time Contractor; Considering Exiting Before Starting Full-Time

As a contractor, you should be charging an hourly rate. And send them a bill with your hours worked, multiplied by the hourly rate. That's the professional way. And quitting if they don't py up is ...
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Can I negotiate garden leave with my tech boss?

No, don't ask for gardening leave. You won't get it. Unless you have a particularly weird contract that prevents them from simply firing you, the company has absolutely no reason to pay you to do ...
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Can I negotiate garden leave with my tech boss?

Since my manager obviously considers me a low performer it probably would be best if I just left. I'm not sure your manager views you as a low performer, just not a star. he ranked the performance ...
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How do I get rehired if my contract was terminated because of breach of confidentiality

Honestly this is a tough one. You should avoid discussing getting fired at all - there's no real good way to spin this. If I were you I would probably just list the dates you worked this job without ...
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Am I required to go into an employer to manage banking for pay they owe me after I no longer work for them?

If you have someone higher in the hierarchy you were on good terms with, ask for their help. Be polite, be understanding, and just ask for help. You previous boss would be an obvious pick; you should ...
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Did my area manager breach my privacy by telling my managers I’m resigning before I submitted my formal notice?

Anyways, somehow my area manager found out that i got offered the job and told my manager that I was resigning. This caused a lot of tension at work, escalating current issues to the point where I no ...
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Give 2 week notice before or after a weeklong company team building retreat?

If you're planning to start your new job in 3 weeks, you should give notice at most 1 week from now so you have two weeks between giving your notice and your last day. Waiting until the 2 week point ...
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Date of Exit is updated as Sunday in my experience letter

If you transfer straight from one company to another company, without being jobless/unemployed in-between, then it is entirely normal that the old company has the last calendar day before you started ...
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Leaving a career job shortly after (6 to 18 months) for a phd

... I feel really guilty about leaving a job soon. No need. They wouldn't feel guilty to fire you if it becomes necessary. Not sure if you have a probation time, but it's not unusual that things don'...
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Did my area manager breach my privacy by telling my managers I’m resigning before I submitted my formal notice?

So - there are some scenarios where you might have grounds to be annoyed. The most common one being: If you told your manager or area manager in confidence and they then blabbed that to everyone ...
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