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  • Employee signs the agreement (Appointment letter) but never comes to work

    Posted by chrmpteam on September 3, 2020 at 12:06 PM

    How do you respond to this candidate? The candidate has signed the documents but never come back to work. Have you experienced this situation?

    Is it intelligent to file a case in court? Or is it even worth it?

    What is your view as the candidate / HR?

    Sandhya Kumar replied 3 years, 5 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • GIDEON Aboagye

    September 4, 2020 at 10:36 AM

    Three main elements make a contract legally binding:




    In my opinion, the consideration element is missing. The candidate must have reported to work to consummate the employment relationship(in this case consideration). But no! He never showed up. Company can let it go and call another candidate who appeared for the interview.

  • Sandhya Kumar

    September 7, 2020 at 7:39 AM

    Offer letter and Appointment order are two different documents. Signing an appointment order or contract before joining the organization is very uncommon.

    If the candidate and employer sign a set of terms and the content of the appointment order stipulates explicit terms for consequences upon not joining, then there is a scope for contract violation when the employee shows no interest in joining.

    So, if this is just a formal appointment order the scope for a legal fight is too narrow.

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