Hired someone else with outstanding offer to me.

I received a job offer via email that requested me to start on the next working day . It was fairly vague, so I replied with a few questions about company policies and benefits.
I did not receive any response so I phoned in two days.
They said that I'd have information by the end of the week.
Another week has since gone by and I have accepted the offer without the answers to my questions only to be told that they cannot offer me a position at this time.
They apparently had hired someone else to fill this position while I was requessting additional information.
have they violated the law? What are my options for recourse?

1 answer  |  asked Oct 12, 2001 10:38 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

Richard J. Vaznaugh
Some recourse

From what you have told me there is some recourse in this situation but, your damages are going to be based primarily on what (if anything) you lost by relying on the offer. If you becam unemployed, gave up another job, or moved to accept the offer you should contact an employment lawyer in your area -- you might try Danz & Gerber at 818-783-7300 since I am in No. Cal. Sincerely, Richard Vaznaugh, attorney at law.

posted by Richard J. Vaznaugh  |  Oct 13, 2001 6:34 PM [EST]

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