Verbal job offer- good enough?

posted 5 months ago in Career
Post # 16
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Bumble bee

sandiegobee :  actually….having a written offer would suffice as evidence in court of the existence of the offer if an issue came up where OP relied on the offer in giving her notice to her current employer (as she has done) but had the rug pulled out from underneath her. A verbal offer likely would not be enough, hence why people say to get the written offer.

Post # 17
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Helper bee

chocolateplease :  An offer letter will almost always have an at-will clause, and therefore isn’t considered a binding contract that can be enforced.  Source: I’m an employment lawyer. 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

sandiegobee :  but it’s not an issue of at will until she actually starts. I’m talking about the offer itself and her reliance on it. Not an employment law issue per se. I’m also a lawyer.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

I ALWAYS ask.for a formal letter of offer … for so.many CYA reasons . 

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