La Jolla, CA asked in Contracts for California

Q: Job offer

Hi there, So two weeks ago I accepted an offer for an internship and signed an offer of employment letter. It was contingent on a background check which was in process, a drug screen which I haven’t done yet and signing other confidential agreement forms. But just today I was offered a different job which I want to take. I just wanted to ask if I’m obligated to work for them based on the offer of employment I signed. Thanks

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Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You are technically obligated on your contract(s) (which I have not seen), so it simply depends on how nice they are. Since you haven't started work yet, that is in your favor. But your change of mind on the new job will not be pleasing to the existing employer. You may not pass all the requirements anyway. And your existing employer may have more jobs than he needs.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

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