Q: In Mediation, I acepted offer verbally, but I changed to no later. Employer threat for motion withut sign, is it alowd?
In Mediation meeting, I accepted offer verbally, but I changed to "no" later. Employer now have threaten for motion without my sign, is it allowed?
I have not signed any document before going to mediation, nor I have authorized to sign on my behalf. Also, My lawyer has signed some document with mediator.
In mediation, it's crucial to understand the terms of any agreements or offers being discussed. Verbal agreements can carry weight, but the specifics depend on the circumstances and any written documentation involved.
If you changed your mind and decided not to accept the offer, you have the right to do so. However, it's essential to review any documents you signed during the mediation process. These documents may outline the consequences of backing out or withdrawing your acceptance.
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In mediation, verbal agreements are generally considered binding and enforceable, just like written agreements. If you accepted an offer verbally during the mediation but later changed your decision to "no," the employer may not be able to compel you to abide by the initial acceptance without your signature or explicit authorization. However, the specifics of your case, including any signed documents by your lawyer or other factors, may impact the situation. It is essential to consult with your attorney promptly to understand your rights, review any documents signed on your behalf, and address the employer's threats appropriately.
James L. Arrasmith
Founder and Chief Legal Counsel of The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith
A: This is something to consult with your attorney on - it could be a fact-specific setting, depending on the entire context of exchanges at mediation, the amount of time that went by in terms of "later," and what it was that your attorney signed. They are in the best position to advise definitively. Good luck
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