How is a written offer legally revoked?

If an institution makes a written offer to extend the contract of an administrator but then claims the administrator resigned from the position because he threatened to not continue the job if he did not get an acceptable offer before the original contract ended, is this a breach on the part of the employer? If the employer is going to revoke the offer, shouldn’t it be in writing also?

Asked on August 18, 2012 under Uncategorized, Missouri


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

So long as a written offer has not been accepted in writing with respect to an employement situation there can be no breach of the offer under the law because there is no contract in existence to breach. As a practical matter if the potential employer made an offer in writing which has not been accepted, the offer should be rescinded in writing as well.

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