I'm new to contracting, just resigned from a permanent job and took a contract.
I was asked by the recruiter to give a short notice to my employer so I can start early. I did as they told me and signed the contract for 13th of March.
On the 9th of March they told me there is a delay of 2 days and then it carried on to 2 weeks. And they said no to any compensation. The recruiter doesn't reply promptly to my emails or calls in the last 2 days. That's is the situation I'm in, very stressful to say the least.
I've few questions
1) Can they just say no to compensation ?
2) In two weeks time if they say I'm not needed at all ? Where do I stand legally? Any chance of compensation?
3) Is it common to delay contract start dates ?