Zion, IL asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Employment Law for Illinois

Q: I had a verbal breach of contract when I signed an offer letter as an independent contractor, can I sue for this matter?

I signed an offer letter with a staffing agency to work as their account manager and the owner of the agency had multiple verbal agreements that he retracted after I signed the letter. I have evidences of witnesses, emails, calls and text proving this matter. Can I sue him for damages for retracting my full time hours 2 days before my start date due to verbal breach of contract?

1 Lawyer Answer
Steve McCann
Steve McCann
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You may be entitled to a remedy based on the facts provided, but the viability of recovering on such an action is dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the details around the statements made, as well as the terms of the offer letter you reference. That being the case, I recommend you organize everything in your possession related to this matter, including the offer letter, and consult with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, and will gladly review the information, and advise as to your options moving forward.

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