No! as I stated before, it was an offer of employment. I hadn't actually started yet. I was due to go and sign, what would possibly have been a contract, this week. If I have an offer letter (email) do I have grounds to ask for more than a weeks wage as compensation. It was only by devine intervention that my current employers allowed me to withdraw my notice. I should actually have started the new job on Monday 18/05/15, but the new employers said that the training program had been put back a week - I should also have gone and signed any contract last Wednesday, but that was also delayed till this week.
No I have not seen a contract, because I was due to sign it this week as I said before. My query isn't about contracts - it's about an offer of employment! Do I have a case or not?