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There is no requirement offer to have been in writing, the employer is free to make such an offer in any way it wants, so if it was verbal then that would suffice.
Also there is no requirement suspension letter by law - he should have been advised he was under suspension and been paid period but the employer would not have had to send a formal letter of suspension, although most employers would
Is it right there was a time period he should have accepted offer even though he wasn't aware?
the issue is that an offer is just that - it is not legally binding in any way until it is accepted, so whether he knew about it or not, the employer could have withdrawn it at any time
Ray was not aware it was even on a timescale or that it had been withdrawn he thought it would be part of tomorrows meeting discussion. Could he ask his union rep to ask them before the meeting at 10?
he can certainly ask them to reconsider their position and to see f they are willing to make a new offer, but sadly there is little he can do about the current offer, regardless of whether he was aware of it or not or if he knew there was a time-scale - it would not have been legally binding yet
Ok many thanks Ben, may need further advice in the future as if things can't be resolved tomorrow and he is dismissed we will be seeking advice on defamation of character /unfair dismissal.Kris
yes of course you are welcome to get back to me at any time, I am the employment lawyer on here so just ask by name in your query and it will be directed to me
Many thanks Ben much appreciated.Kris