I received an offer letter for a job with a significant salary. It seemed like a great offer for the type of employment and to be sure, I confirmed the amount verbally with the HR director and he confirmed that this amount was correct. A second offer letter was received with a negotiated start date and the identical salary amount.
On the start date I received an apologetic call from the HR Director informing me that he was so very sorry but there had been an error and the salary was to be approximately half of the amount reflected in the signed offer. I was in shock and negotiated for a compromise. The amount they were willing to raise the offer increased but was still $28,000 less than the signed offer. I left my prior employment on the basis of their offer so I'm now unemployed. Should I take the compromise or pursue a legal remedy?