Can I start working for another company while I am still on payroll for current company for but they kicked me out?

Samsung Ebksu2jbdo
Aug 22 8 Comments

So I am planning to resign and put my 2 weeks notice. I am going to a competitor and I want to be upfront about this and not burn bridges (please don't comment on this decision). My company policy is that they kick you out immediately when you are going to a competitor but still pay you for 2 weeks. I am not sure if I am still an employee during these two weeks or they are just paying for it.

Can I start working for my next employer within these two weeks? Basically getting paid by both companies. Is there any legal restrictions?

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  • Oracle dragonflyy
    Yes, check your company policy. In general, You can’t work for a competitor while employed. You also open yourself and employers up for litigation so don’t be greedy.
    Aug 22 2
    • Samsung Ebksu2jbdo
      OP
      So that's the question I am not sure about. Am I still employed for the company after they kick me out, disable my email access, bedge etc?
      Aug 22
    • Express Scripts / Eng
      esrxstar

      Express Scripts Eng

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      BlackBerry, Intuit, Cerner Corporation
      esrxstarmore
      Unless you sign a Non competing agreement.
      Aug 22
  • Microsoft 🏂🌮🍺#
    No clue for Samsung. I just didn’t tell Microsoft where I was going and they had me finish my 2 weeks. It’s probably better to wait, if they kick you out. Just tell the other company you can start early. But honestly I didn’t take a break and I regret it. Take a week or two off.
    Aug 22 2
    • Samsung Ebksu2jbdo
      OP
      The new employer wants me to join ASAP cause they want me to overlap with the retiring employee that I am replacing for knowledge transfer. But new employer is OK if I take a break after that.
      Aug 22
    • Oracle dragonflyy
      Asap can be in 2 weeks.
      Aug 22
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Why would you think you wouldn’t be able to start work?
    Aug 22 0
  • TripActions okago
    This is a question for your HR rep
    Aug 22 0