HR tip: Giving notice

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Question:"A woman accepted a job at my company but I then had to withdraw the offer before she started work. Am I required to pay her anything since she did not actually take up work with us?"

HR Tip:
As the woman accepted the job, it is no longer an offer that can be withdrawn. The fact that she has not actually joined you is immaterial. You have a legally enforceable contract with her. You therefore need to pay her the amount of agreed salary for the agreed notice period.

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