Recourse for Job Elimination?

I was employed on 11/5/01 and laid-off due to job elimination on 12/17/01 (6 weeks) from a Sr. IT Management position with Definity Health Corporation. I was told 3 days after I became employed that my position was suspect for elimination and that a internal study was conducted prior to my start date. I was not warned in the interview process nor at time of job offer that my position would be eliminated in that short of time. As of this writing I am still unemployed and in a job search. My salary at Definity Health was $125,000.00. Is there any recourse to be gained from the law for damages to be collected from this employer?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 18, 2002 5:56 PM [EST]  |  applies to Minnesota

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Bill Egan
Promissory Estoppel Claim

You have a potential claim for promissory estoppel, which is like a breach of contract when there is not true contract. Did you leaver another job in reliance on the offer from Definity? If so, you may have a valid claim.

posted by Bill Egan  |  Mar 19, 2002 07:57 AM [EST]

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