I recently had 2 interviews with trugreen location 5995 in daytona beach florida. I received notification a week after telling me I was hired. Now today I'm being told they made a mistake and that now I'm not hired and they are transferring a employee from another branch to fill the position they gave me. I have to move out of state for the job so I sold my tiny mobile home and now I'm out of a job and home because of their "mistake" i have email evidence that I was hired and their sudden change of mind.
Did you sign any contract as part of your employment? If so, have an attorney review the contract and advise as to your rights. Absent an employment contract you are probably at best an at will employee that could be terminated for good cause, bad cause or no cause. Either way speak to an experienced attorney to fully evaluate the situation.
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You might have a claim for "promissory estoppel". YOu wont get the value of the job, but if you took a loss on the home sale or the expenses you might recover that value.
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I agree that you may have a claim for "Promissory Estoppel" as well as "Reliance", but unless you signed an employment agreement that has damage clauses that may extend your loss beyond what you may be entitled to by law then you may very well be limited to the damages/loss associated with your reliance of that job. That may entitle you for the actual out of pocket loss for your move to the new state, and other damages specifically related to the move to prepare for that job. That would not entitle you to what was promised as pay for the job, unless you have a written employment agreement that states otherwise.
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