Can I break an employment contract where I have been hired to cover a one-year maternity leave.?

I am 8 months into my 1 yr contract and now have the opportunity for a permanent position. Will there be any consequences from accepting another position? I would hate to leave my current employer in such a difficult position, but I need something permanent and i would hate to give up this opportunity.

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2 Responses to “Can I break an employment contract where I have been hired to cover a one-year maternity leave.?”

  1. K Says:

    if you’ve already got the new job then there’s not much you can loose?

    even on short-term contracts you can usually leave with 2 weeks notice or so, check what your contract says.

    if you know you definately have the new job, just ask the one you’re on a contract for what their deal is, what’s the worst they can do, fire you?

    keep your oen interests the priority, don’t loose a long-term oppertunity for yourself for the sake of leaving them stuck for a few weeks.

  2. Cubs Girl Says:

    I would take all the options and think real hard before making a decision. Make sure you ask all the questions you need to make a firm decision before taking the permanent position.