Do I have any legal protection from getting laid off if I give a 9mo th notice to my employer?

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Do I have any legal protection from getting laid off if I give a 9mo th notice to my employer?

I work in Santa Barbara, and Im moving to
Pennsylvania in dec 2019 9months. Can I
give a 9month notice to my employer. What
stops them from laying me off if I tell than that
Im leaving?

Asked on March 3, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Giving notice is a courtesy but nothing else. In other words, it is not legally required to be provided to an employer (unless an employment contract or union agreement mandates that it be given). Accordingly, you need not give any notice at all if you so choose. That having been said, if you do decide to give notice, then your employer may or may not honor it. This means that it can accept your notice as immediate, so can take you off of the payroll. 


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