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Permanent role contract signed - new offer received - can I cancel?

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  • Permanent role contract signed - new offer received - can I cancel?

    Hello. I have recently got a new job and I have already signed the permanent employment contract. The start date has been set to November. I have then received a much better offer. Can I just cancel the current contract and go for the better job without any consequences? Thanks!

    (I know it's not very professional, and I have rejected that other interview firstly. But then that offer came back to me couple of times and in the end I really would prefer to work for those other guys. So I'm willing to go against my principles here and be unprofessional for the sake of working somewhere I REALLY want to work at)
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    • #3
      Have you checked the notice period on the contract you have signed? I would think that if you give them written notice now and are within the notice period, then you'd legally be fine. So if it's a month's notice, you could give them written notice now for the end of October.


      • #4
        As you have signed the contract, you cannot just cancel it but I believe that you can give notice you will not be starting in accordance with the contract. If you were subject to a probationary period then that will be the applicable notice to give.
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        • #5
          The notice period is 1 month I believe, so I should be OK.

          Many thanks for your advice, much appreciated!


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