If I put my 2 weeks notice in, can my employer refuse to let me keep my job if I decided to stay?

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If I put my 2 weeks notice in, can my employer refuse to let me keep my job if I decided to stay?

My employer is refusing my job after I decided to revoke my notice. I have here for 7 years there reason was because they hired new people.

Asked on July 1, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Kentucky

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that once a 2 week notice is put in, an employee is deemed to have resigned. An employer need not honor the 2 weeks and can release the employee immediately. Further, it is not up to a worker to "decide" to stay after giving notice; it is their employer's decision. 


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