Are precise there is an indication that the oral

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are precise, there is an indication that the oral agreement was explicit, therefore making it enforceable in a court of law (Rasmuben, 2014). Based on this assessment, it would seem that Edward did make a legally enforceable verbal labor contract with Mark, suggesting that Mark could address the problem through the courts. However, there are some caveats. Mark could sue Colossal Corporation claiming breach of contract. However, research indicates that the enforceability of labor contracts varies by state (Micheli, 2017). What this suggests is that some effort would be needed to review state laws regarding labor contracts to determine if Mark had a case against his employer. Because Mark is employed in the State of Michigan, it may be possible to argue that Mark has been wrongfully terminated (Finkin, Velde, Corbett, & Befort, 2009). The employer made an oral promise to Mark that led to him having a reasonable expectation of employment in the coming months. Although Mark may be able to argue that was wrongfully terminated, the oral agreement between Mark and Edward will be carefully scrutinized to determine how the contract came about. This is where problems for Mark could arise Recommendations for Action Recommendations for action in the case include efforts to address the issue with Mark and more explicit rules and policies regarding employment decisions made by managers in the organization. The first course of action would be to address the situation with Mark and to offer him perhaps another position within the organization. While the company may not be able to honor the promise of a 50 percent raise, the company may be able to increase Mark’s salary and benefits by giving him some promotion. Mark has worked for the company for several years and

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