This Termination of Employment Policy outlines the arrangements applicable when termination of employment is initiated by staff members or Eastern College Australia (ECA).
The Termination of Employment Policy applies to all ECA staff.
Notice of intended resignation or termination of employment by a member of staff is required to be in writing. The notice must also contain the date the notice is issued and the last day of employment.
Notice of the conclusion of employment for the Executive Principal is expressed in the contract of employment (usually three months) which may be made by either ECA or the Executive Principal. Unless negotiated otherwise, other staff should observe the following notice periods when submitting a resignation.
|Period of Continuous Service||Period of Notice|
|Not more than 1 year||one week|
|More than one year but less than three years||two weeks|
|More than three years but less than five years||three weeks|
|More than five years||four weeks|
ECA has the right to terminate a staff member’s employment contract without notice for serious misconduct or persistent breach of their terms and conditions of employment. Salary and benefits will continue to accumulate until the last day of employment. It will be paid together with the last salary payment to the staff member.
If a staff member is absent continuously for three or more days without notifying ECA, it can be viewed as abandonment of their employment.
ECA will first endeavour to contact the staff member via telephone, email or any other known way to establish contact with the staff member and request a reasonable explanation for their absence.
Contact with next of kin may also be attempted if the staff member does not respond to the request to contact ECA.
If the staff member does not respond to the above attempts after 14 days, ECA may be entitled to assume the staff member has abandoned their employment and may terminate the employment contract. A letter notifying the person will be sent informing them of their employment status with ECA.
It is important for staff members to inform ECA of their contact details and it is the duty of every employee to inform ECA of any changes.