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What is the impact of an offer of reinstatement?

If an employer makes an unconditional offer of full reinstatement and the former employee rejects the offer, the rejection of the offer can bar a claim for front pay and toll the continuing accrual of back-pay liability. An offer of reinstatement is unconditional only where the fired employee is not required to compromise their claims as a prerequisite to returning to work.

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Jason Zuckerman, Principal of Zuckerman Law, litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related claims. He is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2015 and selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® and in SuperLawyers.