Breaching your contract in the trial period.
Need to pay a fine, which is more than the earned salary?
Somebody I know signed a contract with a school for 16 months, with a 2 month trial period.
During the second week of her trial period, she realized things were not going to work out as she had hoped for. The school is a nice place to work at, but she thinks she is not able to find herself there. So, she resigned. She has a marriage-based ARC and she offered to finish out her last week.
Now, here is the catch! She has to pay a 3 week salary penalty for breaching the contract and she has only been working there for 2 weeks.
- Does she have to pay the 3-week salary penalty?
- She is willing to forego her earned salary (of the 2 previous weeks), but does she also need to pay the third week?
The employer can terminate the contract at any given point of time.
Is the employee also entitled to terminate the contract in the trial period?
She will also assist the school in their search for a new teacher and hopes to find a peaceful solution, which satisfies all parties involved.
Any comments would be appreciated.