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Turnip Plaza Hotel Case Study 1 Turnip Plaza Hotel Case Study University of Maryland Global Campus
Turnip Plaza Hotel Case Study 2 Introduction Turnip Plaza Hotel is a Luxury hotel for Colossal corporation located near Lake Huron’s famous Turnip Rock. A tour guide, Mark Piper, was employed for several years and is considered on of the most skillful tour guides in Michigan. Taking Tourists through extreme kayaking, hiking, and camping adventures in and around the Great Lakes. He was often requested by name by tourists visiting the hotel and was featured on extreme sports television. His high adventure kayaking tours brought in significant revenue for the hotel (UMGC, 2021). Due to his reputation, he was approached by a rival manager at Huron Overnight inn who wished to recruit Mark with higher compensation then what he was receiving at Turnip Plaza Hotel. Mark’s manager, Edward Griffin, was informed of this through another employee and talked to Mark Piper about his current employment at Turnip Plaza Hotel. To persuade Mark from accepting the rival offer, Edward, promised a promotion, a fifty percent raise, and a guaranteed contract for a two-year term. This in fact did persuade Mark, and he rejected the rival hotel’s manger offer. Unfortunately, a week prior to signing the new contract on paper, corporate dismissed Mark due to concerns about the increased liability risks of managing high adventure tours through Colossal’s hotel. As of now there are no formal actions Mark has taken to the company. This report is to evaluate and be proactive if Mark is willing to. The question to be viewed and answered are legal theories Mark can use to enforce Edward’s promise. If Mark is to file a lawsuit and potentially win, what damages and/or remedies would Mark be owed? Lastly, Does Turnip have ethical obligation to fulfill Edwards promise to Mark? And was it morally just decision to dismiss Mark, regarding an ethical perspective?
Turnip Plaza Hotel Case Study 3 Legal Theories The manager of Turnip Plaza Hotel, Edward Griffin, entered a contract with Mark Piper. Although there was not a formal agreement, written document, there is an express contract which arises with the verbal communication between Edward and Mark. The communication Edward conducted promised Mark’s services as a tour guide and continue his work with Turnip Plaza with an offer of a promotion, increased compensation, and a guaranteed commitment to be employed for a two-year term. Mark, as a promisee accepted the offer and understood the exchange of value, Mark would be employed with Turnip Plaza Hotel for increased compensation. During the verbal promise of Edward, there was a meeting of minds, neither party was under any form of influence and had full intention and understanding of the agreement.

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