tender back rule
- A legal principle that requires a party aiming to revoke a contract to return what they got under the contract's terms. An exception to this rule exists for age discrimination claims brought under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Under the tender back rule, he had to return the compensation he received when he tried to nullify the contract.
- The aid received from the insurance company had to be returned due to the tender back rule when she sued for more financial coverage.
- Despite her efforts to reopen her wrongful termination case, the tender back rule obliged her to return the severance package she had initially accepted.