If you place a 2 week notice that you’re leaving the company and your employer decides they want you to leave immediately, do they have to payyou for it?

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If you place a 2 week notice that you’re leaving the company and your employer decides they want you to leave immediately, do they have to payyou for it?

Placed the notice verbally on the 5th, then on the 9th they told me that it was my last day and took me home and dropped me off at my home and said bye.

Asked on January 10, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Maryland

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

An employer may terminate an employee at any time, for any reason, unless the employee had a contract limiting the right to terminate. For example, since two weeks notice is only a custom or tradition--it is not required by the law--the employer could terminate an employee any time after he or she provides notice.

Once an employee is terminated, the employer does not have to pay them for any work or any periods of time after the termination, again, unless there was a contract requiring such payment. Otherwise, even if the employee would have liked to have worked longer, the employer may terminate him or her immediately, and does not have to pay the employer for any time after the termination.


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