Question about immediate resignation too. We are a start up company here in Manila. Since we are new, we want to make sure that we take care of our clients. We hired this long time friend because he said he really needs a job, even if he did not have the enough experience, we trained him and gave him one of our clients. We gave him the employment contract, the company has already signed it. He has to sign it and have it notarized and he should return it to us. Before he could do that, he went to the office and just said that he will no longer work and he is resigning effective that same day. NO letter. No notice of any sort. A clause in the contract says that an employee should render 30 days for us to inform the client, find and train a replacement which in this case did not happen. The client got mad, no longer spoke to us, no longer answering messages and did not pay us a single cent. This former employee keeps on sending us message that he wants his salary (1 week - the client trained him). And he keeps on sending message that he is planning to bring it up to Labour.
Question - is the contract binding even if he did not sign and return it to us? The client we lost is a big client and we have spent company funds to be able to get that client to say yes.
Will the employee have a strong case?
Really really really need a clarification.