Annandale, VA asked in Business Law, Contracts and Employment Law for Virginia

Q: Contract Law question. My contract says that I have to give four (4) months advance notice to quit the job.

I am working in a privately owned medical field. And the owner of the practice put that I have to give 4months advance notice in order to quit.

I believe it is too long to find another job in that time period. I have other positions available that are looking for my job right now.

I am curious if I can give them 30 days notice instead. And also, if this clause in the contract is enforceable.

1 Lawyer Answer
Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger
  • Arlington, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I don't think 4 months is really enforceable, but it really depends on the language in the contract and how it's spelled out and if there are any details about damages. You may want to have an attorney review that provision for you. Good luck.

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