It is not prohibited for businesses to inquire. It is not unlawful for you to refuse their request. Keep in mind that if you answer no, you must do it diplomatically. Whether you do it in an odd manner, people may question if you're bluffing. So, be careful what you say.
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Ignoring a demand letter--particularly if you don't read it at all--usually gives the obligee no other choice but to initiate formal legal action against you or your business, perhaps even sooner than they otherwise would have. If this happens, you could be forced into litigation, which is both expensive and dangerous for a small business.
The best course of action is to try to work out a settlement with the debt collector. A debt collector may be willing to reduce or eliminate your liability if you can demonstrate that you tried hard but were unable to pay. If you make an agreement with the collector, make sure you follow through on it. If you don't, you could be forced to pay more later when they seek compensation from you in court.
Also, consider asking the debt collector to remove you from their list of eligible creditors. If they refuse, then inform them that any future correspondence will be treated as uncollectible.
In some cases, filing a lawsuit against a debt collector may be your only option if you want to avoid having more debts added to old ones. But even in these cases, you should still try to settle things out first unless you are certain you will win the suit.
Finally, never ignore any mail from your debt collectors.
In general, corporations do not remove written offer letters for no reason; failing to provide an explanation hinders any significant response. Therefore, unless the employer decides not to hire you, it is unlikely that they will rescind the offer.
It is important to understand that just because an offer letter has been issued does not mean that the employee has accepted the position. In fact, most companies will wait until after a candidate has been interviewed and hired before sending out the offer letter. Only at that point would there be a binding agreement between your employer and themselves. If, for example, someone withdrew from the process between the time of the offer letter being sent and when the job opening was posted, other candidates might get the job.
Similarly, if, for some reason, the employer decides not to hire you then they can simply let you know without giving a reason. However, since they have already spent time and money interviewing you and hiring a second candidate, they would like to find another candidate who is a better fit. So even though there is no legal obligation for an employer to give a reason for rejecting an applicant, many choose to do so anyway. This way, the person who got the job has the same rights and benefits as everyone else who was considered for the position.