Contracts Keyed to Knapp
Crabtree v. Elizabeth Arden Sales Corp
Plaintiff sought a three year employment contract with Defendant. Plaintiff was leaving a secure job to enter a new field and wanted the agreement to be for a definite term. Defendant instead offered Plaintiff a two year employment contract with an annual salary of $20,000 for the first six months, $25,000 for the next six months, and $30,000 for the second year. Plaintiff called the offer “interesting.” Defendant had the offer written down on a telephone order. A few days later, Plaintiff accepted the offer. Plaintiff began working and received the first increase in income after six months, but did not receive the subsequent increase. Defendant’s comptroller and general manager each signed a payroll change card to attempt to remedy the situation. However, the increase was not approved and Plaintiff left his employment with Defendant and brought this cause of action for breach of contract.
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