Hi, Can you let me know is there any legal implications on accepting an job offer and later declining it. I have signed the offer letter but now i have changed my mind and would not like to take up the job.
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It depends on what you mean mean by "I have signed the offer letter". If what you have signed is a contract, then there are legal implications in that legally speaking both you and the company/person who offered you the job are bound my the terms of the contract - therefore either one of you can sue on the contract for breach of contract. However, it is rare that a job offerer would sue a person for changing their mind before starting the job, unless the job is highly specialised or it will cause significant loss to the job offerer - but legally speaking, it is possible. If you no longer wish to take up the job, you should contact the job offerer and inform them that you have changed your mind and wish to withdraw your acceptance of the job offer.
BCL, LL.M, Barrister-at-Law
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