Q: Offer Letter Rescinded/Altered after Acceptance. Any legal action that can be taken to keep the original offered salary?
I am in a contract position that is being transitioned to a new company and they plan to bring me over to fill the same role. I provided my salary requirements and then received an offer letter. When i received this offer letter the job title was incorrect and I pointed this to the recruiter and I was advised the title did not matter and I would be filling the correct role at the listed salary, so I accepted the offer. That was roughly 5 weeks ago, and yesterday (under 2 weeks from when I was set to officially start with the new company) I received a call from this recruiter to inform me they had to change salary on my offer due to the title being incorrect and this results in a good chunk of money being taken off. I am just trying to determine if I any legal action that can be taken to keep the offered salary? This is in the US - Workplace is in MN - Company based out of VA
A: While this situation sounds unfair, it's unlikely that you have any recourse. An offer letter is generally not a contract, so the terms of the offer can be changed without your acknowledgement or approval. If you don't want to accept the position with the lower salary, you are not obligated to do so.
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