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It does clearly state that it will be payment in lieu of notice. Why do you believe you have 'no hope of returning for at least 2 years'???Unfortunately, upon re-reading my contract, I discovered a rather nasty little clause, which may throw a spanner in the works:
"The Company may terminate your employment with immediate effect by notifying you that the Company is exercising its right under this clause and that it will make within 28 days a payment in lieu of notice (Payment in Lieu)."
This basically means that the company can fire me at any time without notice and I would have to leave the UK immediately, without any hope of returning for at least 2 years!
When you start a new job is WHOLLY dependent on a CoS and visa start date of the tier 2 for the new Tier 2 sponsor. You cannot work for another employer on your current visa.A) begin the new job on the immediate next day following the date that the first company terminates my contract, without knowing whether the first company will terminate me, upon me giving them notice
Same as above #A.B) begin the new job exactly one month after the date that I give the first company notice, assuming that they decide not to fire me, but instead, are willing to honour the 1-month notice period.
It does state in the para you first quoted that it would be payment in lieu.It's confusing, because immediately before this paragraph, there is a different paragraph, which states:
"The length of notice which you are entitled to receive to terminate your employment is one month within the agreed six-month probationary period"
So I don't understand how I can be entitled to receive one month of notice, but simultaneously, the company can terminate me immediately.
It is normal in the UK to work this way because the employer will pay you out for the notice period instead of having you work the notice period.It seems like the reality is that I have to give them one month notice, but they can fire me anytime they like, even tomorrow if they want!
Is it really that harsh?
Why do you believe you will instantly lose your current visa??? You won't. Only Home Office can cancel your visa not your employer.Can anyone recommend a course of action whereby I might be able to move to a new job under Tier 2, without completely losing the visa because the first company sacks me before I have a chance to start at the next company?
Ok so I did a bit more research and I think I was mistaken.