About resigning & notice (TSB)

In order to resign you should notify your employer in writing - an email to your line manager is usually sufficient. If you've got another job lined up, it's a good idea to specify your leaving date to avoid confusion.


Contractually you must give sufficient notice to resign, and the period you need to give is determined by your grade.


It is important to note that once your notice has been accepted, your employer does not have to agree if you change your mind about leaving. You may also loose entitlement to bonuses/profit sharing awards, and free shares that you may hold.


Notice periods in TSB:

Grade Notice
B to D 1 month
E to G 3 months
B to G (fixed term) 1 month

What will happen to your holiday entitlement?

When you leave your employer, you are still entitled to any holiday leave that has accrued but remains unused. This is normally worked out by your manager, using a holiday calculator provided by HR. There are different calculations depending upon where you work and whether bank holidays are treated as normal days of work for your area.


Unfair treatment:

If your primary reason for leaving is because you feel you have been treated badly at work, there may be alternatives, especially if you enjoy your job and didn't want to resign.


Resigning might feel like the right thing for you if you’ve being treated unfairly at work. But it is a big step, and it's important to consider all your options first. If you've not already done so, there might be other ways to try and resolve the situation you're experiencing rather than resigning.


If you still want to resign, you may need to follow some steps first, especially if you're considering a legal claim against your employer. We'd recommend talking to your local Accord officer to help guide you through your options. We would normally recommend raising a grievance with your employer first before considering any legal options.


What else you need to know:

You will be asked to return any equipment that belongs to your employer, including any customer or managerial documentation you may hold that is not stored on your IT systems and does not relate to you personally. If you work in a site, you'll be asked to return your security access badge at the point of leaving.


If you're currently off work, your manager will arrange this handover with you, and will usually go through a leavers checklist to make sure they do everything that is expected of them. You may be asked to discuss your resignation as part of an 'exit interview'.

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