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I wrote a letter of intent to retire from my job as a teacher

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I wrote a letter of intent to retire from my job as a teacher and hand-delivereded it to the superintendent. I then received a letter the next day from my principal saying that I was given a new assignment. This changed my desire to retire, so I called the Superintendent's office the same day I got the letter to ask if I could withdraw my letter of retirement. They said no, once I put my letter in it was final. I would like to know if I have any grounds to challenge this under the law that says you have three days to change your mind after signing a cotract.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 6 years ago.

Thank you for your question. After reading my answer, please do not hesitate to reply if you have additional questions or need more information.


The three day right to cancel a contract only applies in certain circumstances, such as home solicitation sales. It is not a broad spectrum law as most people believe it is, and would not apply in your situation where you signified an intent to resign and then had a change of heart. Unless your employment contract itself allows you the right to withdraw your notice of intent, the Superintendent is under no obligation to do so.



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