A friend of mine has been working for a company for just over 6 months. She is still in her probabtionary period but really doesnt enjoy her role and the environment she is working in. She has handed in her 1 week notice today as per contract. As she is in her probationary period, does she need to serve her notice? She has told the company that she wants to leave immediately due to how unhappy she is in the office atmosphere. The company want her to serve her notice. Does she have to? What is the worst they can do apart from not pay her for 1 week?
Any advise would be appreciated.