This case was frustrating because my client had really bent over backwards to help, and it had backfired badly.
The employee had resigned, and then said that as she was intending to move up north, and things hadn’t been finalised, could she stay on till the end of term (this was in a preschool). My client agreed (this was before I was advising her, I hasten to add) because she was having trouble finding a replacement. This continued for the next year. The employee kept saying she was leaving, even had a leaving party that all the parents came to, but kept delaying because her house wasn’t ready or she didn’t want to move her son before the end of the school year.