I live in the UK and accepted a conditional offer. All my reference checks have come back clear and I am now waiting for a start date.
However, I have been waiting more than a week despite being told multiple times that the manager would send me my unconditional offer and start date on x date.
The person in question that needs to contact me in regards to this has been ignoring HR onboarding team’s emails and my own emails. This is causing me great anxiety as literally everything has been completed and the manager just needs to give me the official contract but they are taking too much time & HR at the company told me there is nothing much they can do than to email the manager again.
Unfortunately I did already resign my current position as I was confirmed with the new company that everything came back clear and I would be emailed the following day with the contact. (Please do not criticise as I know this wasn’t the best move, however my current company said I can retract my resignation if needs be).
Should I apply to other jobs? If I apply to other jobs and get an offer would it be legal for me to accept?