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Old 23.07.2019, 10:14
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Re: I got sacked. Can I start a new job during my notice period?

It depends on your termination contract with the company.

I have been on garden leave twice during my career. For my first leave, in my termination contract, it stated that if I found employment before it ended, they would pay me a "settlement" fee and release me from my employment early. Most recently, I was on a short garden leave, where they made it very clear that I was not allowed to work anywhere else during the leave time.

If they have not specifically laid out the terms in your contract, I would insist on finding out. You will not be forced to turn the new job down...worst case scenario, you simply won't be paid double salary. They can however come after you and ask for their money back if you aren't honest and in breach of contract.

P.S. Congrats on finding a job so quickly!
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