I have a contract with an admin error in it. The termination clause is supposed to be 90 days, but the contract has a typo that introduces some ambiguity:
Either party may terminate this Agreement, or any Services to be performed hereunder, in whole or in part, without cause and for its own convenience, by providing the other written notice of termination at least thirty (90) days in advance, specifying the extent to which the Agreement is so terminated and the date upon which such termination becomes effective
This is further complicated by the fact that the original agreement was struck between myself and an out-going manager. We verbally agreed the terms of the contract (although we didn't specifically discuss termination period), and when I sent it over for signing, he accepted and I have a screen print from a Slack conversation with him where he states "Looks fine to me - 3 months notice period under normal conditions is fair".
A new manager has since come in and wants to change the agreement. Firstly, he wants to reduce the amount of hours, which IMO seems fair. However he also wants to add a clause in that could potentially impact my ability to fulfill my side of the agreement, so I am not willing to accept that term. He is insisting on this clause, I am refusing to accept.
He also keeps insisting that the contract has a 30 day termination period despite me explaining all of the above to him (my understanding all along has been that it is 90 days).
This impasse has got me reviewing my options. It's looking like the contract will be terminated and I'd like some advice on whether I am within my rights to insist on a 90 day termination period, despite the typo in the contract.
Whatever the outcome may be, I'll definitely be chalking this one up to experience!