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What are the legal implications for an employee who hands in their notice and then disappears before their final day?
Uk. Someone I worked with used all their holiday, handed in their notice relatively close to pay day, and then after they had been paid, 1 month before their final day, they just disappeared. Obviously they would still owe 6 months holiday, which would of been taken out of their last pay slip, but not the full pay slip they would have received before just quitting. How would the company we work for stand? Could they go after them? Would they just drop it? I imagine it would be around 12 days holiday.

William Jensen

19th October 2021

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They can go after him for it, they would have to calculate the net amount of overpayment and take him to a small claims court (they would also have to submit a correction to hmrc for amount paid) but in reality most companies would just write this off and use as a lesson learned as it would cost legal fees and time to to chase which wouldnt be worth the company to do (unless they’re super petty or the staff member was highly paid)

Ervin Baker

11th February 2022

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