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I offered a person a job on Wednesday, they accepted at 4:40 on Friday via vm and I recinded at 8am on Monday.. Do I have any liability. Nothing was in writing..
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Because employment is at-will, unless there is a signed contract, an employer can terminate an employee at any time. This also means that the employer is free to change his mind about giving someone a job, even after they accepted. The only exception would be if the change was due to some sort of illegal discrimination. Otherwise, there is no liability.
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