The amount of pay in lieu of notice one should be afforded depends on the extent of notice required. Employees should get pay in lieu at the rate of their normal wages. For example, if a worker is entitled to four weeks' notice, but is only given one, he or she will be entitled to three weeks’ pay in lieu of notice, or possibly more depending on the terms of the employment contract.
People often have problems with notice of dismissal. These are often to do with notice and sickness, maternity leave and holidays. If employees are experiencing problems with notice, they should consult an experienced adviser. For example, Citizens Advice Bureau.