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Can an employer stipulate a date of termination of employment in a contract that was drawn up 2 months after the employee was verbally employed without such mention?

Lawyer's Assistant: Was the termination discussed with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

No discussion whatsoever. The contract was simply emailed to the employee by a manager.

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the workplace "at will" or union? Is the job hourly or salaried?

I is a warehouse managerial position and monthly salaried. The employee was approached and employed after 2 days observation.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Yes, the salary agreed on and that has been paid to date has been lowered substantially in the contract without discussion or mention.

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Thank you for trusting your question to JA today. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of law practice and over 20 years of experience in the legal field. I’m happy to be of assistance.

The verbal contract, by its very nature, is an "at will" agreement. That means that it can be altered at any time, with or without cause, as long as you have notice of the change before you start working under it.

The new contract gives you that written notice. So yes, on the facts you've indicated here, the employer can make this change.

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