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    If they want to terminate you as per the contract there is nothing you can do. There maybe nothing left to do in your role but they were happy to hold on to you until the new work starts. You've decided you don't want to stay so they don't need you.

    Seems a pretty straight forward situation. You've done your work, client doesn't need you so you are done. Welcome to contracting.

    And it's not a salary you won't get. Try an understand your relationshio with the client and how the terms differ.

    Why do you think you can't apply for for other roles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    If they want to terminate you as per the contract there is nothing you can do. There maybe nothing left to do in your role but they were happy to hold on to you until the new work starts. You've decided you don't want to stay so they don't need you.

    Seems a pretty straight forward situation. You've done your work, client doesn't need you so you are done. Welcome to contracting.

    And it's not a salary you won't get. Try an understand your relationshio with the client and how the terms differ.

    Why do you think you can't apply for for other roles?
    Thanks JB. Sorry I was told I couldn't move on to another contract until end-date expired, not necessary apply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derben View Post
    Thanks JB. Sorry I was told I couldn't move on to another contract until end-date expired, not necessary apply.
    But if that is only a week then what's to worry about?

    Once they terminate you they can refuse to give you any work for that week and as you've no work, you've no timesheet and therefore no pay. Effective immediate termination.

    Ask them if they are going to give you work for the notice. If they say no ask them to terminate you immediately and you become free to do what you want.
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    All well and good NLUK but it is a bit poor form from client side if you ask me.

    After all, we all moan when contractors bail early. Surely this is the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derben View Post
    Thanks JB. Sorry I was told I couldn't move on to another contract until end-date expired, not necessary apply.
    Yes you can I would say. Contracts need to be reasonable, courts are critical regarding handcuff clauses and I would have thought suing a contractor you'd laid off for accepting a follow on contract would probably not get very far. You could go and see a lawyer just to confirm it.
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    If you have a substitution clause, then just accept a new contract in the unlikely event they call for your services then send in a substitute, who you could probably easily recruit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    All well and good NLUK but it is a bit poor form from client side if you ask me.

    After all, we all moan when contractors bail early. Surely this is the same?
    It's a business decision based on their requirements.

    You of all people are always harping on about doing best for number 1. Company is doing that so why are you complaining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    It's a business decision based on their requirements.

    You of all people are always harping on about doing best for number 1. Company is doing that so why are you complaining.
    No I agree. If contract says they can terminate wth notice then thats fine by me. But some of you lot criticise when the contractor does the same thing.
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