Waterfront Hotels Corporation in Boston offers a job to Carol, who lives in Denver. Carol orally agrees to work for Waterfront for two years. She moves her family to Boston and begins work. Three months later, she is fired for no stated cause. She files a suit against the employer for reinŽstatement or pay. Waterfront pleads the lack of a written conŽtract. In whose favor is the court likely to rule, and why?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Waterfront Hotels. The Statute of Frauds requires contracts for more than a year to be in writing and signed by the party to be charged.