I need your view on below situation:
I have received a permanent job offer (geography: United Kingdom), which includes a 3-months notice period clause. There's also an unusual clause stating that the employer may claim damages if the employee don't serve the complete notice period.
Is it common in permanent roles for the employer to go after leavers and try to obtain financial damages for notice period related matters?
Although the word senior is mentioned in the job title, there's nothing extraordinary about the position; it's just another software engineering role.
Also, there's a clause that states they can terminate the contract at any time by giving a payment of 30 days.
So before signing the contract should I negotiate with them to reduce the notice period to 1 month?