Can you get fired for working for a competitor?

Under California Business and Professions Code Section 16600, unless you were an owner of the business, any “non-compete clause” which forbids an employees who is fired or resigns from working for a competitor or starting a competing business is illegal and unenforceable.

Should you tell your boss where you are going?

Most of the time you do not have to disclose your future plans, even if going to a competitor. Unless you have signed a non-compete clause, there is nothing that prevents you from accepting employment with a competitor, and therefore, nothing that compels you to disclose this information to your current employer.

How can I shorten my notice period?

There are several steps you can take to negotiating an early exit:

  1. Like your resignation letter do this in writing and include your ideal end date.
  2. As part of this, outline thoroughly how you will handover in time.
  3. Add up any remaining holidays you have left and use these to shorten the notice period.

Do I have to tell my boss I’m looking for another job?

Potential employers may also scan your profile and consider your lack of discretion a trait they’d prefer to avoid in a new hire. Deciding to tell your boss you’re job hunting is an incredibly personal and definitely case-by-case decision.

How can I get out of my notice period?

If you want to give less notice Ask your employer if they’ll agree to reduce your notice period. Reassure them that leaving early won’t cause them any problems – for example, agree to finish any urgent work. It can be worth reminding them that letting you leave early will mean they don’t have to pay you for as long.

Can you call off during 2 week notice?

Employees may submit paid time off (PTO) requests after they’ve given two weeks notice, but employers can legally deny those requests.

Can my employer ask why I am taking vacation?

Typically, an employer cannot require an employee to show proof of illness for taking PTO, since an employee doesn’t have to be sick to use these vacation days. In general, the law allows employers to ask about the details of sick leave, such as the nature of the illness and when the employee expects to return to work.