It seems that you are asking whether the email can be considered a binding contract that obligates the clients. But you yourself acknowledge that there is no contract. The fragment that you quote would certainly not be sufficient to create an enforceable employment contract. It is lacking a number of terms critical for constituting a contract, most conspicuously a time certain. You will need to have an attorney review the entirety of any document that you wish to assert and enforce as a contract.
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First, please keep in mind that this web site is not private or confidential. Anything you write here can be viewed by anyone, including the employer, the clients . . . anyone.
Second, the information you stated is confusing. Are these clients of yours or of your employer's? Who sent you the e-mail, the client or the employer? Are you saying your employer is attempting to convert you from an employee to an independent contractor?
Regardless of the response to my questions, the e-mail text you quote is a proposal which you, or to whomever the proposal was made, would have to accept before it would become effective. There are some circumstances were performance or partial performance would demonstrate acceptance.
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