Why does salary in lieu of notice involve me paying money to my employer?

If you're wondering why your employer is asking you to pay them money when you leave, read this article to find out more about salary in lieu of notice.

In some cases, an employer may pay an employee their salary in lieu of notice instead of requiring the employee to work out their notice period. This is often done when the employer wants the employee to leave immediately and does not want them working for the company any longer.

Salary in lieu of notice usually involves the employee paying money to the employer, as it is effectively a way for the employee to buy out the rest of his or her own notice period.


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