Rejection Letter Due to Employee Contract

Updated: August 30, 2018

Many reasons may transpire in you rejecting a job offer. Mostly, it is because you did not like or agree with something in the contract. Or it could be because you do not want to sign a contract because you don’t want to be bound by it. In any case, it is essential that you write a rejection letter to let an employer know that you do not want to work for him or her.

Writing a rejection letter is not too complicated. You know precisely why it is that you want to give up a job opportunity, and you can just put in on paper.

Be straightforward in what you want to say, without being rude. Tell them why you feel uncomfortable with the terms of the contract, even if you don’t want to go into too many details. Make sure that whatever you write in it is polite, to the point, and crisp. It is critical to ensure that your reputation stays intact, as there might be a time when you want to reapply at the same company, and you do not wish to be considered a troublemaker.

Here is a sample rejection letter that you can look through, to write one to deny a job opportunity because of a contract:


Rejection Letter Due to Employee Contract


August 30, 2018

Mr. Carl Hope
Human Resources Manager
Ace Builders
55 Hourglass Road
Arlington Heights, IL 28744


Dear Mr. Hope:

I am thrilled to receive your letter offering me the job of marketing manager at Ace Builders. It has been my dream to work in this position with your company for many years now, and I want nothing else but to be able to become part of this great organization.

However, I am afraid that I cannot accept this offer. I went through the accompanying contract quite thoroughly and was quite concerned about a few clauses in it that I deem unacceptable because of specific reasons that I may not be able to explain here. I do understand why those clauses are in the contract and appreciate the fact that they need to be included for the company’s safety. Unfortunately, agreeing to them will put me in a very odd position, which might affect my work. I would like to be honest and transparent at the very beginning of our liaison, which is why I cannot accept this position.

As I mentioned before, working for Ace Builders was a dream for me, and it is with a very heavy heart that I am writing this rejection letter. I hope that if a similar opportunity does arise in the future, and you think about me, we can come to a mutually acceptable agreement.

I wish you all the best for your future endeavors.




Rebecca Tanner