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Chrm Message From: pramod_mv Total Posts: 21 Join Date: 11/08/2008
Rank: Executive Post Date: 11/08/2008 01:27:41 Points: 105 Location: United States

Hi all 

1) If an employee gives notice of resignation from employment via email  and not hand written is it acceptable especially if the terms and  conditions of employment do not indicate so ? 

 2) If the employer does not respond to the notice in writing but  informs him orally that they have accepted it is it a valid reply  (though the terms and conditions of employment remains silent about  it)?

Please advise.



Chrm Message From: nandalal Total Posts: 12 Join Date: 11/08/2008  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 11/08/2008 01:29:51 Points: 60 Location: United States

Hi Pramod,

The notice of resignation via email would be perfectly valid.

However the oral response has no legal standing. Going beyond the legality, of the organisation practices and culture are negative of such behaviours then it would be acceptable.

A documented acceptance is probably better for the employee, because that would give him precisely that - a document.

Warm Regards,


Chrm Message From: Total Posts: 41 Join Date: 11/08/2008  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 11/08/2008 01:31:25 Points: 205 Location: United States


I don't that our laws have been suitably amended to include resignation etc by e-mail. Unless clear laws are laid down, it would be prudent not to accept resignations by e-mail. Companies must therefore insist on written resignations to ensure that there are no legal hassles.


Chrm Message From: senthil.m Total Posts: 43 Join Date: 11/08/2008  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 11/08/2008 01:37:33 Points: 215 Location: United States

It would be always better to get the R/ L in writing, as most of the companies based in India, do believe and follow written documentation only and may take few more years for the CHANGE.

Legally also, email doesn't fall as an evidence and therefore it would be prudent in the long run to take care of legal aspects as well.



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