Part L: Cessation of employment - Academic and General staff
APPLICATION OF THIS PART
This Part L does not apply to the termination of employment during or at the end of a probation or confirmation period or termination on redundancy grounds which are provided for in Parts C and J respectively, or to English language teaching staff to whom Schedule 5 apply. Nor does this Part L apply to casual staff: see clauses 47 and 54.
Resignation or retirement
A staff member may resign or retire from the University by giving the amount of written notice specified below or such greater period of notice as may be specified in the staff member’s contract of employment. The University may consent to a shorter period of notice on a case by case basis.
Period of Continuous Service Notice Period Academic Staff Up to and over 1 year 26 weeks General Staff Up to 1 year 1 week Over 1 year 2 weeks
Termination by the University
Except as provided for in clause 307, the University may terminate the employment of a member of Academic or General staff by giving the following period of written notice:
Period of Continuous Service Notice Period Up to 1 year 1 week Over 1 year and up to 3 years 2 weeks* Over 3 years and up to 5 years 3 weeks* Over 5 years 4 weeks*
*Staff who are over 45 years of age at the time of the notice and who have at least two years Continuous Service with the University will receive one additional week’s notice.
Note: Notice requirements for English language teaching staff are set out in Schedule 5.
A staff member’s employment may be terminated by the University at any time without notice if the staff member engages in Serious Misconduct, subject to the right of review provided for in clause 253, where applicable.
Payment in lieu of notice
The University may substitute payment in lieu of all or any part of any period of notice of termination or direct the staff member to not attend for duty. Payments in lieu of notice will be calculated at the staff member's Salary as at the date of cessation of employment.