We have an employee on a six-month fixed term contract that is due to expire in two weeks and which will not be renewed. Before the business was able to inform the employee that the fixed term contract would not be extended and would, therefore, end on its expiry date, the employee resigned. Under the contract the employee is required to give four weeks’ notice of resignation. The business is only required to give one weeks’ notice of termination. How much notice does the business have to pay the employee bearing in mind that the notice period the employee has given is longer than the duration left to run under the contract?

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