I have seen several contracts that have terms such as "by accepting this offer you agree to sign a NDA/Non-Compete/Anti-harassment/Etc". How can this be fair prior to even seeing the NDA?
I work for a company that during the on boarding had a website say
I acknowledge that I have downloaded and/or was provided with the Company Employee Handbook on the previous page of this onboarding portal. All Company policies contained in the Handbook are subject to change or modification at the Company’s discretion. Complete and current versions of all Company policies and the Handbook are available to me on-line once I am an active Company employee.
I recently was in violation of a rule that I believe contradicts the law. I honestly don't remember being provided with any handbook. I remember the website being very buggy and think the recruiter advised me just to click ok on everything.
I have a few related questions that I ask out of curiosity
- if the policy in the handbook was enforceable, would I be in breach of the contract if I didn't follow it? It seems unreasonable to say the handbook can be updated from time to time and that I had agreed to always follow it no matter what
- Is the contract void if I was never provided with a handbook?
- Is this even a contract? Hypothetically speaking could the company fire me or do more for a breach of policy in the handbook which I had been given?
- In general if you were given instructions just to "click ok" could that make the contract void because of not having agreed to it?