I live in Massachusetts. My boss previously told me that he arranged me a position. This conversation is done in his office with the door open (public school). There is a recording of the conversation that he arranged a position. (But the recording is not done with his consent. ) But then the boss now says that he will give the position to someone else and that I will be unemployed. I know Massachusetts is generally a two-party consent state, but this is a situation where this protection is causing unintended unreasonable outcome. What can I do in this situation?
It doesn't matter that this state is two party consent, because the promise by your boss doesn't constitute a legally actionable contract anyways. A "promise" isn't legally actionable. Only a contract, which requires BOTH parties give something up, is actionable. As a unionized employee, hiring and firing is probably fairly strict in terms of when you are actually hired, so up to and until that time, an offer of employment can be withdrawn at any time for any reason.
I am a Massachusetts attorney and answer questions based on Massachusetts law. The above answer is for educational purposes only and does not create an attorney client relationship or constitute legal advice.
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