Every employment agreement requires that the parties give each other notice to end the relationship.
The notice you give should be the same as the notice that your employer would have to give you according to the trial period clause in your contract.
As an employee, you should also act in good faith. If you are unhappy in your new job, we would encourage you to have a conversation with your employer.
If you leave without giving the notice period that is set out in your employment agreement the employer may deduct wages in lieu of notice.
In the event that the employer suffers a financial loss as a result of you failing to give notice. The employer may take action in the Employment Relations Authority to recover those losses and to seek penalty.
If you find yourself in the position of wanting to leave and are unable or unwilling to give notice you should seek legal advice from an Employment Advocate or lawyer.
Feel free to contact us, we can arrange an employment advocate to discuss your situation with you.