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Can I reject a job offer after signing a contract, I have

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Can I reject a job offer after signing a contract, I have not started working there yet. The contract specifies a 3-month probationary period.
My personal circumstances have changed which is why I can't work there. Can they take legal action?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

Is this a fixed term contract and if so does it talk about early termination?

If not does it talk about how much notice must be provided if you want to leave?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I believe it is a fixed term contract - meaning there is no end date? It specifies this in the terms of agreement:Written notice must be given after you have been employed for a three month period of continuous employment. Would this count since I have not technically started yet? (would be starting in 1 week)
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

If it is clear that you can provide written notice after you have worked there for three months then you don't need to provide any written notice before. So you have no risk in terms of simply saying you changed your mind and you see not coming to work with them.

Just so you know for the future a fixed term contact is is for specific time so some people sign a contract that would last for one year for example.