I validated a "contract-to-hire" probation period, and now received my final contract for the permanent position, to sign it.
It is consistent with what the HR employee and I had agreed by mail before I joined, except for a figure in the contract, a number of stock options that is smaller by 25% from what the HR had initially told me.
The HR apologized arguing that the first number I was given was "a mistake", and that the corrected number corresponds to the value in the "company grid" for the service to which I am attached.
I asked to see this grid but my request was not answered.
I am wondering whether it is acceptable to demand that my contract be updated to include the number I was initially given (and for which I have an e-mail proof, whose CC includes higher management staff)?
Or shall I agree to the smaller number defined in the "company grid"?
After all, we humans all make mistakes, don't we...