Many of us have heard about people resigning “in the heat of the moment”.
It’s the new year, and many employees are looking for a change. Social media encourages people to quit their jobs and concentrate on other income streams for better job satisfaction and work-life balance. Consequently, many employers may see an increase in “heat of the moment” resignations.
What if the employee changes their mind, but the employer has accepted the resignation and is happy for the employee to go?
This is a tricky situation for both parties and was recently considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Omar v Epping Forest District Citizens Advice.
In February 2020, following a dispute with his line manager, Mr Omar verbally resigned in the heat of the moment.