Nostromo in Dublin, Ohio said: New to contracting.
OK hypothetical. An IT contractor signs on for a 6 month contract with a consulting company. He is assigned to support an IT project for a large IT company. 4 months into that contract he receives a full time permanent job offer (non contractor) from a second large company.
Given that Ohio is an at will state, is the contractor legally bound by the 6 month contract?
Besides his current supervisor not being happy with that, are there any legal ramifications if the contractors gives notice and moves to the permanent job?
Many thanks in advance.
In general, yes. You are guilty of breach of contract. Your agreement for six months is called specific performance which is an essential part of the contract. The ramifications depend on the state and the contract. In other words, you can be sued.
"At will" in general, applies to employees not contractors.