Hi. My girlfriend accepted a job offer just over a month ago to be a Year 5 primary school teacher starting from January with a 6 month contract. Since, she has spent days in school, covered lessons, and is being inducted into the school. She has given payment details and will get her first payslip this month. There is written confirmation of her being offered the job and accepting it, but (possibly crucially) no contracts have been signed nor has she seen any contracts. On Saturday we got the news that the teacher she is replacing (who apparently needed a break from teaching) has retracted her resignation. Today, we found out that the school governors have decided to accept her retraction and now my girlfriend is left without a job. This isn't fair on her - she was looking for a job for 9+ months. Can they do this? What are our options? Please help if you feel you have any relevant advice. Thanks.