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Running Head: TURNIP PLAZA REPORT1Project 2: Turnip Plaza ReportMBA 630 9045 Leading in the Multicultural Global Environment
TURNIP PLAZA2Legal and Ethical IssuesMark has been a valued employee of Turnip Plaza Hotel for many years. He is well known for taking tourist on extreme sporting adventures and has become one of the most reputable tour guides in the state of Michigan. His popularity has brought in a substantial amountof revenue for Colossal Corporation’s luxury hotel. Turnip Plaza’s rival hotel Huron Overnight has taken an interest in Mark and proposed a higher salary than what he is currently receiving. When Turnip Plaza’s manager, Edward Griffin learned this information, he counter offered Mark an even better package. Edward called Mark into his office and offered him; a 50 percent raise with a guaranteed contract for a two-year term if he stayed with Turnip Plaza. Griffin promised Mark that this would happen the following month if he stayed with the company. Mark accepted the company’s proposal and declined Huron’s offer. However, a week before Mark received his contract, he was terminated due to restructuring within the organization. Unfortunately, it directlyimpacted Mark’s employment as it was regarding increased liability due to high adventure tours. Legal TheoriesThere are a few legal theories Mark can potentially use to enforce Edwards promise. One of the legal principles, Mark could use to enforce Edwards promise is promissory estoppel. In this legal principle, a promise doesn’t have to be made with formal consideration. When Edward promised Mark, he would receive a promotion with a 50 percent raise and a guaranteed contract for a two-year term, the following month, that promise became a verbal legal binding contract.

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