I've had this job for about three months. My status is probationary, and I'm meant to become permanent after six months. I've tried to resign a couple times, now; on the second time my employer returned my resignation letter, so I felt obliged to continue working there.
However, things have come to a point where I really mean to stand firm on my resignation. I've given notice to my employer, and mean to serve the one month's notice period stipulated somewhere in my contract. (My contract comes in the form of a "letter offering me employment, along with about three pages of legalese ~ I have a copy of the letter, which I signed, but not the pages of legalese, which I remember has the one month stipulated there, somewhere). (The legalese contains things like non-compete and confidentiality things, which I don't mean to transgress anyway.)
In any case, my employer refuses to let me go, and has said that they will not approve of my resignation. Elsewhere on the net, I have read that "No, you’re not obligated to continue working for them. It doesn’t matter if they “accept” your resignation or not; all you have to say is “X will be my last day” and then stick to it."
Is this true? Am I obliged to continue working for my employer if they do not give their approval of my resignation?
I mean to do the right thing, which is why I am going in to work for the duration of the one month's notice, although I must say I feel I am bullied into continuing to work for my employer, and that I am being forced to work my employer against my will.
Thank you so much for your time, and hoping for some pertinent advice.