What is a resignation?

A resignation is a clear statement by you to Citrus that you are going to leave your job. Threatening to leave, or saying that you are looking for another job, isn’t the same as formally resigning. You must put it in writing via helpdesk@citrus-services.co.uk

What notice period do I have to give?

You contract will state the following:

If you have worked for Citrus Between 1-90 days (This is your 3 month Probation period) you must give us not less than 1 weeks notice


If you have worked for Citrus Between 91+ days  you must give us not less than 1 month (30 days) notice

Can my resignation be “with immediate effect”?

If you resign with immediate effect,  Citrus may accept this (in writing) , and you would then waive your notice payments that you were otherwise expecting under your contract. This could represent a valuable loss, so you need to make sure you really intend to resign with immediate effect, rather than making it clear that you are providing the appropriate notice under your contract of employment.

In any event, a resignation with immediate effect could put you in breach of your contract. Citrus may then decide to make a claim against you for losses suffered as a result of your breach. This is a worse case scenario, and you would expect a sensible dialogue to take place during any resignation process. 

Within your contract Citrus will deduct money for each day of your notice not fulfilled.

What do I write in my letter of resignation?

In your letter of resignation you should set out the fact that you are resigning, together with how much notice you are giving and when your last day will be.

Can I withdraw my resignation?

Generally no, as once you have given notice, it can only be withdrawn if Citrus agrees 

Can I take holiday during my notice period once I have resigned?

Yes, you can if you have accrued but unused holiday, however your Citrus is entitled to refuse the holiday request, which might be necessary if, for example, you are required to complete a project before your departure. If you booked annual leave prior to resigning, and the holiday falls during the notice period, your employer should permit you to take the holiday unless there are compelling reasons for you not to do so.