contractual notice period
In the context of employment law, the period of notice required to be given under a term (whether express or implied and, if express, whether oral or in writing) in a contract of employment. It is possible for the employer and employee to have to give different periods of notice. Various additional terms may be agreed, such as a requirement that notice be given in writing, or the option that the employer may shorten the notice period by paying the employee in lieu. The contractual notice period may be longer than the statutory minimum notice period but may not be shorter.
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