We discuss the issues that can arise when a job offer is made but subsequently has to be withdrawn.
An employment tribunal has awarded a claimant damages for breach of contract where he verbally accepted a job offer made by the employment agency acting for the employer, and the employer subsequently withdrew the offer.
Updated to include changes to the law on employing foreign nationals.
In Pnaiser v NHS England and another  IRLR 170 EAT, the EAT held that a former employer unlawfully discriminated against a disabled employee who had taken significant disability-related sick leave in giving her a negative reference, and her prospective employer discriminated by withdrawing the job offer.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that both the claimant's former and prospective employers committed discrimination arising from disability when a negative verbal reference resulted in a job offer being withdrawn.
An employment tribunal has found that an employer did not commit discrimination arising from disability and met its duty to make reasonable adjustments when it withdrew a conditional job offer after health and safety concerns over a job applicant's epilepsy.
The law on making job offers, including pre-employment medical checks, pensions auto-enrolment and prohibited recruitment conduct, medical questionnaires and checking references and qualifications.
Line manager briefing providing a summary of the law and good practice in relation to making job offers, including guidance on making conditional offers, criminal record checks, employing foreign nationals, medical examinations and terms and conditions of employment.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to job offers.