Start Date Delayed By 15 Days

I got an email offer from a private Software company stating Monthly salary, Start date,3 months contract, Title, Client etc. I accepted the offer through email. But my start date has still not honored and 15 days completed from Start date now but I have still not started. They say client is delaying due to COVID-19 and say they will start in another 1 week. Can I take any legal action. Based on their email only I accepted and cancelled all my other assignments and also my job search.

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Posted by: Udayarajan Gauthaman

Posted on: 2021-05-10

Taking into consideration the facts mentioned by you. One may consider taking legal action against the company by issuing a legal notice. However, before a line of legal action is to be acetained one need to go through the details of the contract consent by you through email. Hope this suggestion helps you. Best Regards.

It is advised that you serve Legal notice to the Company and try to bring them to the negotiation table because the litigation will consume time and energy, which is not worth in instant case. All the best.

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