I'm currently engaged on a Fixed Term Contract which is due to end in a weeks time, having served the five month contract term. Written in my contract is a Four Week Notice period. I have no intention of renewing and advised the end client of this. I've just been told that they are investigating legally if I can do this without giving them the required notice period.
After seeking advice, I've been told that the Fixed End Date included in my contract is all the notice required to be given and formed an element of the contract when it was originally signed. This is my first contract with the client and I haven't extended/renewed it at all. As I'm not terminating the contract early and will have seen it through until the end date I do not need to give them the required four weeks notice as outlined in the termination clause and that the original signed contract with this fixed end date fulfils any legal obligation on my part of a notice period, as this was communicated to all parties at the time is was signed.
Can any helpful members put my mind at rest and confirm that this is definitely the case ?