Can I take action against a company who withdrew a jobn offer after I quit my current job?

A company I interviewed with several times told me I would be offered a position, gave me several start dates, a verbal offer and verbal bonus structure as well as telling me several times in email that they were excited to bring me on board and that the position would be mine.

After I resigned my position they informed me they had to interview internal candidates as well, then withdrew the job stating they needed to hire someone with significantly more experience. I am now unemployed and unable - for obvious reasons - to reach out to my former employer. Can I hold them liable at all for promising me a position they did not follow through on?

Please let me know. Thank you.

1 answer  |  asked Dec 18, 2009 2:10 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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Neil Klingshirn
The answer to your question depends on New York employment law, specifically, whether New York would recognize an implied contract under these circumstances. If you do not receive an answer to your Ask MEL question, I recommend contacting an experienced New York employment lawyer, who should know the answer. Alternatively, try Just Answers, which is also on the Ask MEL page. You should be able to get an answer for under $50.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Dec 19, 2009 10:30 AM [EST]

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