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TURNIP PLAZA HOTEL CASE STUDY Turnip Plaza Hotel Case Study Rachel E. Boden University of Maryland University College
TURNIP PLAZA HOTEL CASE STUDY 2 Turnip Plaza Hotel Case Study In the case of Turnip Plaza Hotel, Mark Piper was employed as a tour guide with the company for several years in Port Austin, Michigan. A rival hotel approached him to offer him a better paying job because he was such a highly sought-after tour guide. Prior to making his decision, Mark’s manager, Edward Griffin, offered a 50% pay increase to stay with Turnip Plaza Hotel with a guaranteed 2-year contract. Mark decided to stay with the company; however, shortly after agreeing to stay and prior to his new contract coming in affect he was let go because of corporate restructuring. Contract Law A promise was made from Mr. Griffin to increase Mr. Piper’s compensation by 50% and to extend his contract by 2 years. This promise can be enforced under contract law, which is the mechanism for determining when a promise is valid/enforceable in a court of law (UMGC, 2020a.). The essence of any contract, whether it is oral or in writing, is a valid offer and acceptance. The offer and its acceptance must be sufficiently detailed so the court can easily determine what was being offered and what was being asked for in exchange (Seikaly, Stewart, & Bennet, n.d.). Mr. Griffin had apparent authority to make the offer to Mr. Piper. Apparent authority is the power of an agent to act on behalf of a principal, even though not explicitly or impliedly granted (Cornell Law, n.d.-a). Because Mr. Griffin was the manager of the Turnip Plaza Hotel, it was implied he had the authority to hire and terminate employees as needed. Seeing that Mr. Piper was considering leaving the Turnip Plaza Hotel for one of its competitors, it would have
TURNIP PLAZA HOTEL CASE STUDY 3 been within his duties to convince him to stay. Mr. Piper’s tours brought a substantial amount of business to the Hotel. Breach of Contract A verbal contract was made between Mr. Griffin and Mr. Piper. When Mr. Piper was dismissed from his employment, it was a breach of the of the verbal agreement/contract made by the two individuals.

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