Employment termination - effective date, signed or verbal?
(I hope this post is somewhat unique or simplifed from others, I did read through a number of others but didnít feel I had a crystal clear answer)
The basics of the situation.
I was called to a meeting with HR and announced they wanted to terminate my work contract.
I was presented with a contract cancellation documents for signing, told to stay at home and that my notice period would be paid out in full.
I refused to sign the document (as I had not read it) and was escorted out of the building.
A letter duly arrived by registered post however it was not available for collection until the first of the following month so I only collected it after the start of the following month.
My question is simply, when is my termination effective? Ė The date of the meeting (verbally informed) or the signed receipt date for the termination letter collected from the post office?