Jennifer Masterson had been searching for a job since receiving her MBA in Accounting. She interviewed with a large firm, and they made her an offer for employment starting at an annual salary of $50,000. Taking the job meant that Jennifer would have to move to a new town, leaving her friends and family behind. Before accepting, Jennifer asked for reassurances that the firm would keep her for at least two years, making it worth her while to move.
During the phone call, the firm did tell her that she was highly qualified and they would love her in their employ for at least two years if not more! Jennifer, as diligent as she is, wrote the following letter:
Dear Big Firm:
Thank you for your time and interest in my professional pursuits. Although it will be hard leaving my friends and family and moving to a new city, I am looking forward to working with you. I have decided to accept your offer for $50,000.00 per year commencing on March 1, 2010. I understand per our conversation that my employment will at least be for a two-year period.
Although things went well for ten months at the new firm, Jennifer was terminated on January 1, 2011. Jennifer sued for wrongful termination and breach of employment contract. Big Firm asserted the Statute of Frauds as a defense.
Answer the following questions, providing relevant laws, cases, and examples to support your answer.
1.Does Jennifer have a viable suit for breach of contract?
2.Does the Statute of Frauds apply to any purported contract?
3.Was there a contract created between Jennifer and Big Firm?
Analyzed the facts and provided well-reasoned answers.
Provided substantial arguments in favor of your opinion on the topic.
Justified ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from Westlaw or Westlaw for Campus Research (including primary sources such as cases, statutes, rules, regulations, etc.), government Web sites, legal periodicals, law dictionaries, or the textbook. Relevant personal and other life experiences are encouraged to further supplement at least one of the specified scholarly references.
Properly cited sources using APA format.
Presented a structured report that is free of spelling and grammatical errors.
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